- Name: Venezuela
(long form) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Capital City: Caracas (1,815,679 pop.)
- Venezuela Population: 28,459,085 (2013 est.)
- World Populations (all countries)
- Currency: Venezuela Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
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- Ethnicity: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people
- GDP total: $402.1 billion (2012)
- GDP per capita: $13,200 (2012)
- Land Sizes
- Language: Spanish (official), indeginous dialects
- Largest Cities: (by population) Maracaibo, Caracas, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Ciudad Guyana, Petara, Maracay, Ciudad Bolivar
- Name: Upon seeing Venezuela, Christopher Columbus remarked that is must be paradise. He nicknamed the region Land of Grace.
On a later expedition, Amerigo Vespucci said that the land reminded him of his home city Venice, Italy. He named the region "Venezuela" meaning "little Venice" in Italian. Some scholars believe that the original name may have come from an indigenous people who called themselves the "Veneciuela".
- National Day: July 5
- Religion: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%,
|Land Area||882,050 km2|
|Water Area||30,000 km2|
|Total Area||912,050km2 (#32)|
|Government Type||Federal Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$469.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$15,100|
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