Venezuela has been named the Republic of Venezuela since the early 2000’s. The countr, located in the northern coast of South America comprises on numerous islands and continental mainland’s that are present in the Caribbean Sea. The country has borders that cover Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. It also borders Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles. In fact if you go to see, Venezuela is located closer to the equators in the northern hemisphere.
The country is widely known for its petroleum industry and also the diversity of the environmental territory, and its natural features. It is home to a huge diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. Venezuela is considered to be among the 17 most megadiverse countries in the world.
One among the most urban countries in Latin America, Venezuela contains the majority of the population which is concentrated in the north, especially in the largest metropolis, Caracas.
Other major cities in Venezuela include Maracay, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Ciudad Guayana.
Here are some facts about the city:
- Area: 912,050 square kilometers
Population: 31,775,371 (2016 IMF estimate)
- Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects
- Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 92%, 8% Protestant or other
- Political System
Government type: Federal republic, with five branches of government: executive, legislative, judiciary, electoral, and citizen.
- Capital: Caracas