17 Very Interesting Facts about Venezuela

  1. VenezuelaWith a northern coast on the Caribbean, Venezuela’s neighbours are Colombia to the west, Brazil to the south and Guyana to the east.
  2. The coordinates for Venezuela are 10.5000º N, 66.9667º
  3. It has a total area of 352,144.5 square miles (912,050 square kilometres).
  4. Venezuela’s population was an estimated 28.9 million in 2014.
  5. It’s capital is Caracas which has an area of 167 square miles (433 square kilometres) and a population of 2.1 million (2011).
  6. The average life span here is 73 years.
  7. Spanish is the official language of Venezuela, however 30 other languages are officially recognised here.
  8. Venezuela has the 2nd largest oil reserve in the world with an estimated 211 billion barrels (2012) which is 15.3% of the world’s reserves, beaten only by Saudi Arabia with 265 billion barrels (2012).
  9. The Venezuelan Bolivar is the currency to keep in your wallet here.
  10. Venezuela produces corn, sugarcane, sorghum, rice, beef and fish…
  11. … and its industry consists of petroleum, food processing, iron ore mining and construction materials.
  12. It also exports petroleum, steel, bauxite and aluminium, chemicals and agricultural products.
  13. Angel Falls in Venezuela is the tallest uninterrupted waterfall in the world at a staggering 979m!
  14. Interestingly, the streets of Caracas are closed off to cars every Christmas morning to allow the population to roller skate their way to church for mass! Brilliant!
  15. Venezuela has produced more Miss Worlds and Miss Universes than any other country!
  16. Venezuela actually means ‘little Venice’, owing to the houses built on stilts which reminded explorers of Venice, Italy… sounds absolutely ideal to us!
  17. The international dialling code for Venezuela is 0058.  Click here to find out how to make cheap calls to Venezuela with Cherry Call

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