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Venezuela Facts

Venezuela's Information

Flag of Venezuela
Land Area 882,050 km2
Water Area 30,000 km2
Total Area 912,050km2 (#32)
Population 30,912,302 (#42)
Population Density 35.05/km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $469.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,100
Currency Bolivar (VEF)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Venezuela
    (long form) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Capital City: Caracas (1,815,679 pop.)
    (5,196,514 metro)
  • Venezuela Population: 28,459,085 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Venezuela Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
    (conversion rates)

    1000 Venezuelan bolivars
    Five Venezuela Bolivares Fuertes
  • 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%,
    other 2%
  • Symbols

Venezuela Trivia

Which Is The Largest Ethnic Group In Venezuela?

Venezuela has an ethnically diverse population because of its colorful history and the peoples that have resided in the country over the centuries. People of mixed European, Amerindian, and African descent constitute over half of the country’s population. They are collectively termed “Mestizos”. Those of European, Black African and Amerindian descent constitute the rest of the population.

Ethnic Groups In Venezuela

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