Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Capital: Caracas (population: 4.6 million)
  • Language: Spanish, Amerindian languages.
  • Currency: Venezuelan bolívar Bs (VEB) = 100 centimos.
  • People: Mestizo (67%), European descent (21%), African descent (10%), other indigenous, including Amerindian (remnants of a number of diverse semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer societies) (2%).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 71.27, Female: 77.58.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (89%), Protestant (2%), other traditional beliefs.
  • Size (sq km): 916,445 (33rd)
  • Population: 27,483,200 (43rd)
  • Population Density per sq km: 30 (173th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 58
  • Internet Country Code: .ve
  • Time Zone: GMT -4
  • Voltage Guide: 110 AC, 60 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0800-1800 Mon-Friday.
  • GDP: US$194.5 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$8,500
  • Annual Growth: -0.9%
  • Inflation: 29.9%
  • Major Industries: Petroleum, iron ore, cereals, fruit, sugar and coffee.
  • Major Trading Partners: USA, Germany, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, Italy.
  • Personal Safety: Beware violent crime in cities.
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