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About Venezuela in detail
Where is Venezuela?
Venezuela, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 10 29 N 66 52 W otherwise in South America, in Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana.
What is the capital of Venezuela?
The capital city of Venezuela is: Caracas.
What is the time in Caracas?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Caracas is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Venezuela?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Venezuela is: .ve
What is the size of Venezuela?
The territory of Venezuela is total: 912,050 sq km; land: 882,050 sq km, water: 30,000 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Venezuela is almost six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Venezuela, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 5,267 km.
What is the water coverage of Venezuela?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Venezuela is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,800 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Venezuela?
The climate of Venezuela is tropical: hot, humid: more moderate in highlands.
Geographical data of Venezuela
The elevation of Venezuela; mean elevation: 450 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Pico Bolivar 5,007 m.
The typical geographical details of Venezuela include Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Venezuela is on major sea and air routes linking North and South America; Angel Falls in the Guiana Highlands is the world's highest waterfall.
Resources and land use of Venezuela
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 24.5%; arable land 3.1%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 20.6%; forest: 52.1%; other: 23.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Venezuela
The number of inhabitants of Venezuela is 30,912,302 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population is concentrated in the northern and western highlands along an eastern spur at the northern end of the Andes, an area that includes the capital of Caracas.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 89% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Venezuela is concentrated in CARACAS (capital) 2.916 million; Maracaibo 2.196 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.166 million; Barquisimeto 1.039 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Venezuela
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people.
Spoken languages in Venezuela
The spoken languages in Venezuela are the following: Spanish (official language), numerous indigenous dialects.
What are the most important religions in Venezuela?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%.
Further population data of Venezuela
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.68% (male 4,385,415 / female 4,170,160) 15-24 years: 17.27% (male 2,709,359 / female 2,629,097) 25-54 years: 40.4% (male 6,182,604 / female 6,304,876) 55-64 years: 7.84% (male 1,162,400 / female 1,260,451) 65 years and over: 6.82% (male 952,627 / female 1,155,313) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Venezuela is 1.28% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Venezuela the birth rate is 19.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Venezuela the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Venezuela, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Venezuela are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Venezuela
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Venezuela remains highly dependent on oil revenues, which account for almost all export earnings and nearly half of the government’s revenue. In 2016 the GDP contracted 10%, inflation hit 545%, people faced widespread shortages of consumer goods, and centFalling oil prices since 2014 have aggravated Venezuela’s economic crisis. Insufficient access to dollars, price controls, and rigid labor regulations have led some US and multinational firms to reduce or shut down their Venezuelan operations. Market unceUnder President Nicolas MADURO, the Venezuelan Government’s response to the economic crisis has been to increase state control over the economy and blame the private sector for the shortages. The Venezuelan government has maintained strict currency contro.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Venezuela is $333.7 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Venezuela is -10% (2016 estimate) -6.2% (2015 estimate) -3.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Venezuela this is $15,100 (2016 estimate) $17,000 (2015 estimate) $18,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Venezuela produces?
The main agricultural products of Venezuela are corn, sorghum, sugarcane, rice, bananas, vegetables, coffee; beef, pork, milk, eggs; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products, crude oil and petroleum products. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products, crude oil and petroleum products.
Drinking water source in Venezuela
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95% of population, rural: 77.9% of population, total: 93.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 5% of population, rural: 22.1% of population, total: 6.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Venezuela
In Venezuela the average number of childbirth is 2.35 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Venezuela
The average age of the population is total: 28 years; male: 27.3 years, female: 28.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Venezuela it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Venezuela is -1.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Venezuela a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Venezuela
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Venezuela density of the hospital beds is 0.9 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Venezuela the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis Avectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Venezuela the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Venezuela is 24.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Venezuela? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Venezuela are subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides; periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Venezuela
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Under Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, and his hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, the executive branch has exercised increasingly authoritarian control over other branches of government. At the same time, democratic institutions have deteriorated, threats to freedom of expression have increased, and political polarization has grown. The ruling party's economic policies have expanded the state's role in the economy through expropriations of major enterprises, strict currency exchange and price controls that discourage private sector investment and production, and overdependence on the petroleum industry for revenues, among others. Current concerns include: an increasingly politicized military, rampant violent crime, high inflation, and widespread shortages of basic consumer goods, medicine, and medical supplies..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Venezuela: 5 July 1811 (from Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Venezuela
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), blue, and red with the coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band and an arc of eight white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band; the flag retains the three equal horizontal bands and three main colors of the banner of Gran Colombia, the South American republic that broke up in 1830; yellow is interpreted as standing for the riches of the land, blue for the courage of its people, and red for the blood shed in attaining independence; the seven stars on the original flag represented the seven provinces in Venezuela that united in the war of independence; in 2006, then President Hugo CHAVEZ ordered an eighth star added to the star arc - a decision that sparked much controversy - to conform with the flag proclaimed by Simon Bolivar in 1827 and to represent the historic province of Guayana.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Venezuela: troupial (bird); national colors: yellow, blue, red.
Constitution of Venezuela
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Venezuela?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Venezuela is civil law system based on the Spanish civil code.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Venezuela, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional (167 seats; 113 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 51 directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote, and 3 seats reserved for indigenous peoples of Venezuela; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 6 December 2015 (next expected to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - MUD (opposition coalition) 56.3%, PSUV (pro-government) 40.9%, other 2.8%; seats by party - MUD 112, PSUV 55.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Venezuela
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Venezuela the labor force is 14.16 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Venezuela is total: 12.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 13.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 11.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Venezuela is 10.5% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Venezuela, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 32.7% (2006).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Venezuela the GINI index is .39 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Venezuela the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 32.7% (2006).
About the budget and central governments debt of Venezuela
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Venezuela is; revenues: $95.62 billion, expenditures: $228.8 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 28.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Venezuela is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Venezuela
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 545.9% (2016 estimate), 121.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 22.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Venezuela
Venezuela, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Venezuela is: $28.07 billion (2016 estimate), $38.45 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products, bauxite and aluminum, minerals, chemicals, agricultural products.
The most important imported products are: agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 18.4%, China 15.3%, Brazil 9.7%, Colombia 5.9%, Mexico 4.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Venezuela
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Venezuela, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 55.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Venezuela, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Venezuela; modern and expandingdomestic: 2 domestic satellite systems with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capableinternational: country code - 58; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to Cuba and the Caribbean, Central and South America, and US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in (2013).
Transport infrastructure in Venezuela
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Venezuela: 444 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Venezuela: total: 96,189 km (2014).
The total length of the waterways in Venezuela: 7,100 km (Orinoco River (400 km) and Lake de Maracaibo navigable by oceangoing vessels) (2011).
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Facts about Venezuela
Name of the country: conventional long form: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, conventional short form: Venezuela, local long form: Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela, local short form: Venezuela, etymology: native stilt-houses built on Lake Maracaibo reminded early explorers Alonso de OJEDA and Amerigo VESPUCCI in 1499 of buildings in Venice and so they named the region "Venezuola," which in Italian means "Little Venice".
|Abbrevation: Venezuela||Geographic coordinates:
8 00 N, 66 00 W
|Location: South America|
|Capital of Venezuela: Caracas||GPS of the Capital:
10 29 N 66 52 W
|Position: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana|
|Land area: total: 912,050 sq km; land: 882,050 sq km, water: 30,000 sq km||Terrain: Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast
||Area comparative: almost six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California|
|Population: 30,912,302 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.28% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $28.07 billion (2016 estimate), $38.45 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $27.13 billion (2016 estimate), $36.46 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 18.4%, China 15.3%, Brazil 9.7%, Colombia 5.9%, Mexico 4.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 89% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): CARACAS (capital) 2.916 million; Maracaibo 2.196 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.166 million; Barquisimeto 1.039 million (2015)||Median age: total: 28 years; male: 27.3 years, female: 28.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 18.113 million. Percent of population: 61.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 7,780,096. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 27 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 29.094 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 99 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 10.5% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Venezuelan(s) adjective: Venezuelan||National holidays: Independence Day, 5 July (1811)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.8 years. Male: 72.7 years, female: 78.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.35 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 19.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.3%; male: 96.4%, female: 96.2% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Spanish civil code||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products, crude oil and petroleum products||Industrial production growth rate: -8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -10% (2016 estimate) -6.2% (2015 estimate) -3.9% (2014 estimate)|
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