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Where is Venezuela?
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a tropical country situated on the northern coast of South America. It is bordered by Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south.

What is the capital of Venezuela?
Carcass is the capital of Venezuela. Officially, it is known as Santiago de Leon de Caracas. With an estimated population of 1,815,679, it is the largest city in the country.

How big is Venezuela?
Covering a total area of 353,841 square miles, Venezuela is the thirty-third largest country in the world. The estimated population of the country is 29,105,632.

What are the ethnic groups in Venezuela?
The majority of the population of Venezuela is of European, and African ancestry. Mestizos make up fifty percent of the population while the rest is constituted by Africans and the indigenous people.

What are the administrative divisions of Venezuela?
For administrative purposes, Venezuela is divided into twenty-three states, a capital district, and the Federal Dependencies. The states are divided into nine administrative regions. The country is further divided into 335 municipalities that are sub-divided into one thousand parishes.

Who are the political leaders of Venezuela?
Nicolas Maduro is President Elect. of Venezuela. He Succeeds Hugo Chavez who died on 5th march 2013 at the age of 58 while undergoing treatment for cancer.
Interim Vice President of venezuela - Jorge Alberto Arreaza Monserrat

What is the official currency used in Venezuela?
The bolivar fuerte denoted by the ISO 4217 code VEF is the official currency of Venezuela. It was adopted on the 1st of January, 2008, replacing the bolivar. The currency is sub-divided into 100 centimos. The symbol for Bolivar fuerte is Bs.F. or Bs.

What is the official language of Venezuela?
Castilian is the official language of Venezuela. Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, and Italian are the other languages spoken largely by immigrants. English is the most widely used foreign language and is used in education and administrative sectors. Indigenous languages like Wayuu, Warao, pemon are also recognized as official languages but not more than one percent of the population speak these.

What is the official religion of Venezuela?
Christianity is the official and the dominant religion in Venezuela. Ninety-two percent of the population is Roman Catholic while the rest follow Protestantism. The country has very small communities of Muslim and Jews.

What is the economy of Venezuela like?
The economy of Venezuela is heavily dependent on the petroleum sector, that accounts for half the government revenues. In 2010, the gross domestic product (nominal) of the country was estimated at $285.214 billion, while the per capita was $9,773. It is one of the top ten crude oil producers in the world having large reserves of oil and natural gas. Agriculture is a small sector with rice, corn, tropical fruit, coffee, fish, beef, and pork being the major agricultural products. The principal trading partners include the United States, China, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. The economy suffers a setback as Venezuela is one of the most corrupt countries with a large number of people living below the poverty line.

When is the national day of Venezuela celebrated?
The national day of Venezuela is celebrated on the 5th of July. On this day in 1811, Venezuela gained independence from the Spanish rule.

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