GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT VENEZUELA
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
System of Government
Important National Holidays
April 19 (Declaration of Independence)
June 24 (Battle of Carabobo)
July 5 (Signing of the Declaration of Independence)
July 24 (Liberator’s birthday)
December 17 (Liberator’s death)
Caracas, located in the Capital District. This is where the seat of government and national government institutions are found, including the Miraflores Presidential Palace, government ministries such as the Foreign Ministry, the Central Bank, the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, and others.
North of the Equator, on the northern coast of South America. The continental territory is found in the following latitudes: 8° North and 66° West. It borders Colombia to the west, Brazil to the south, and Guyana to the east.
According to the census released on October 30, 2011, Venezuela’s population is 28.9 million, and it grew 1.6% since the previous census of 2001. Of the total, 50.3% are women and 49.7% are men.
Spanish, Indigenous languages.
Political Division by Territory
23 states, 1 Capital District and Federal Dependencies made up of 311 islands, keys and islets (little islands).
Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay, Barquisimeto, Ciudad Bolívar.
Oil and oil refining, petrochemicals, steel, aluminum, cement, building materials, textiles, brewing, food processing, auto parts and telecommunications.
UTC /GMT -4 hours 30 minutes.
Weights and Measures
Decimal metric system.
Most of the population, 92%, is Catholic and 8% belong to other religions.
Venezuela’s national bird is the Turpial, its national flower is the Easter Orchid, and its national tree is the Araguaney.
Venezuelan, which you don’t lose even if you choose or acquire another nationality.