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Full name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela or República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Capital City: Caracas
Language: Spanish, Amerindian languages and English
Currency: Venezuelan Bolívar
Religion: Christians:-Roman Catholic, Protestants and others
National Anthem: "Gloria al bravo pueblo"
Newspaper: El Nacional, El Universal and The Daily Journal
Places to Visit: Amazon Jungle, Isla Margarita, Archipiélago Los Roques, Cueva del Guácharo, Angel Falls and Salto Ángel
Transport: Airways:-Caracas; Waterways:-from the US; Roadways:- from Colombia and Brazil
Shopping: handicrafts made by the local Indian tribes, gems and gold jewelry, cacique coins, pearls, seed necklaces, shoes and handbags, Indian bows and arrows, mats and baskets, alpargatas (a kind of footwear belonging to the Campesinos) and chinchorros (a kind hammock).

Venezuela is best known for its Angel Falls which happens to be the world's largest. This country which was formed a part of the Spanish colony is currently a federal republic. Columbus enamored of its mesmerizing beauty christened it as "Tierra de Gracia".

Venezuela Physical Map
Physical Map of Venezuela Venezuela is a country that sports diversity in landscape. So the country has highlands plains, mountains, and river basins and also water falls - it houses the highest waterfall in the world, the Angel Falls. The country is bracketed into different regions by the Orinoco River and the mountain ranges. Venezuela has some ten thousand small rivers. Most of the rivers in Venezuela issue from the mountains in the north and towards the southeast. South America's largest lake, Lake Maracaibo, too is to be found here.

Venezuela Location Map
Location of Venezuela having a coastline bordering the southern region of the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela lies in the northern hemisphere and also the western hemisphere. In the South American continent, it is located in the north and has Brazil, Guyana and Colombia for its immediate neighbors.

Climate of Venezuela : Venezuela has a dominantly tropical climate, though it has different climatic in different regions. Summers are humid and hot beyond comfort, while the winters are pleasant though slightly humid. The summer/rainy season stretches from May to September, and the winter spell lasts from October to March. However, the climatic conditions are relatively moderate in the hilly regions.

Flora and Fauna of Venezuela : Venezuela has flora typical of the Amazon rainforest. Trees are tall and have thick trunks with a dense canopy at the top. The other varieties include low lying plants, mosses, vines and ferns. The fauna of Venezuela include snakes, jaguars, armadillos, snakes, crocodiles, monkeys. The marine life around Venezuela is pretty thriving too. Insects too abound in Venezuela.

Arts, Culture and Music of Venezuela : the people of Venezuela are mostly Christians. The music that Venezuela is renowned for is the 'Gaita'. Also the 'llanero' is pretty famous. The two dance forms of repute in Venezuela are 'Salsa' and 'Merengue'.

Venezuela Flag
Flag of Venezuela the flag that Venezuela now uses is simple and uncluttered in design.It comprises of three horizontal stripes of the colors yellow, blue and red. The central blue stripe houses a semi-circular arc of seven stars.

There is a coat of arms in the top left hand corner of the flag. The seven stars in white represent the seven different provinces which supported the revolution. The blue color commemorates Venezuelan freedom from Spain and red stands for courage.

Economy of Venezuela : the economy of Venezuela is largely supported by its natural resources. Tourism too provides a major boost. The natural beauty is mesmerizing enough to bring in visitors again and again. The main contributors among the natural resources are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, hydropower, diamonds and other minerals.