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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela


The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the official name of Venezuela. It is situated in the northern end of South America. It is flanked by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the north, Guyana in the east, Brazil in the south and Columbia stretching from the west to the southwest.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been an active member of the UNESCO since the year 1946. Caracas, the capital of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the economic and the cultural hub of the country. It also houses the headquarters of the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean or the IESALC. This particular institute has the onus of propagating the importance of university education across the country.

Important cities of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Some of the most important cities in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela are Maracaibo, Caracas, Maracay, Barquisimeto, Valencia, and Ciudad Guayana. All these cities boast of a rich diversity in their tradition and culture. These cities being the metropolis in the country are the economic and the cultural hub of the country.

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela : Land

The total surface area of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is more than the total surface area of France and Germany combined together. The topography of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela can be divided into four major parts. They are:
  • The Venezuelan highlands
  • The coastal lowlands
  • The Orinoco river basin
  • Guyana highlands.

Brazil and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela share a mountainous border. Orinoco river is one of the most important rivers in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Since it is navigable, the Orinoco river and its tributaries have added value to the economy of the country. The Orinoco river originates from the mountainous region, which borders the country in the south. The highland region of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the the most densely populated in the country.

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: People

The people in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela posit a uniqueness in their custom, religion and tradition. With a total population of 27,030,656, the country has attained a distinctive stature with its ethnic diversity. The important ethnic groups in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela are Italians, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and the Africans. The population of the country comprise the tribes and their descendants that are still found to reside in some of the areas. Some of the predominant tribes that used to inhabit the country were the Arawaks, Guajiro, Ajaguan, Ayaman, Caquetao, Cumanagoto and the Caribs. The tribal population in the country had a considerable decline with the Spanish invasion.

The languages that are mostly spoken among the people are Spanish and the Venezuelan indigenous languages. Spanish is the official language of the country. Similar to its ethnic diversity, is the difference in faith and religious sects. 70% of the total population of Venezuela comprise Roman Catholics, 29% comprise Protestants and the rest 1% constitute people who are either atheists or follow some other religious sects.

The former Spanish colony of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has an immaculate uniqueness of history, culture and tradition.

Last Updated : March 16, 2015


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