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The official name of this state is the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The country is located in South America, its territory is 916,000 square kilometers, and its population is just over 30 million. Most live in the coastal area of the country. Europeans are believed to have first landed on the coast of modern Venezuela in 1499; they were members of a Spanish expedition led by Alonso de Ojeda. And Venezuela got its name thanks to the Italian Amerigo Vespucci; the Indian houses on stilts reminded him of his native Venice.

 

Top facts about Venezuela

 

The capital of Venezuela is the city of Caracas, home to over 2 million people. In the old days, Indians of the Karaka tribe lived in this place, hence the name of the city. It was founded on July 25, 1567, on the day of St. Iago Leonski. The full name of the capital of Venezuela is Santiago de Leon de Caracas. The crime rate in the capital of Venezuela is very high.

 

 

 

1. Venezuela is a country located in the very north of South America.

 

2. The full name and official country are the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

 

3. The name of this state means "little Venice."

 

4. Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on the territory of modern Venezuela.

 

5. Venezuela gained independence from Great Britain in 1830.

 

6. More than 28 million people live in this South American country.

 

CITY OF CARACAS - THE CAPITAL OF VENEZUELA

 

7. In the capital of Venezuela, the city of Caracas, there are a lot of cars, and there are even more traffic jams than in Moscow.

 

8. Venezuela, like many other Latin American countries, has a high percentage of poverty, a huge external debt and a terrible record of corruption. All these social problems are exacerbated by a number of natural disasters, in particular floods.

 

9. The population of this state mainly consists of four groups: mestizos (mixed Europeans and Indians), they account for about 67% of the population; whites (citizens of European origin, mainly Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese) - about 21%; blacks (persons of African and Caribbean origin) - about 10%; Indians (these are Native Americans) - 2%.

 

RESIDENTS OF VENEZUELA

 

10. These groups are mostly localized: mestizos and whites mostly live in cities; the Indians live in the hinterland of the Guianan and Amazonas; blacks live along the Caribbean coast.

 

11. All whites in Venezuela are a priori considered Americans. And most Venezuelans do not like Americans.

 

12. The official language in the country is Spanish. It appeared on the territory of Venezuela in the 16th century.

 

13. In addition to Spanish, there are 25 other indigenous languages ​​spoken in Venezuela that belong to three language families: Caribbean, Arawakan and Chibcha.

 

14. Venezuelans consider it important to learn English, as it opens up new perspectives for them.

 

15. The vast majority of Venezuelans (about 90%) are Catholics. There are also significant Jewish communities in Caracas and Maracaibo. The country also has a small number of Muslims.

 

GENERAL SIMON BOLIVAR

 

16. The main national symbol in this state is the image of the famous fighter for the independence of Venezuela, General Simon Bolivar. He led the movement that liberated Venezuela and the neighboring countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia from Spanish rule.

 

17. The walls of almost all houses in Venezuelan cities are painted with graffiti, and most of these graffiti are drawn very professionally.

 

18. In general, the climate in Venezuela is hot, but at an altitude of one and a half kilometers above sea level it can be called moderate. That is why most of the major cities here were built on high ground.

 

19. Thermometers in this country show the temperature in degrees Celsius, and air conditioners in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

20. Venezuela is dominated by a patriarchal society. Men always hold important political positions and are more successful at work, while women are more housewives.

 

21. Patriarchy is more pronounced in the city, while in the countryside it is not so pronounced. Although, based on the constitution, men and women have equal rights.

 

22. The country has the largest oil reserves on the planet. Now they are more than 48 billion tons.

 

23. The Venezuelan economy is 95% based on the production and export of petroleum products.

 

24. Petrol is very cheap in Venezuela. It's practically free.

 

25. Thanks to subsidized policies, gasoline costs only $0.01 per liter (64 kopecks per liter). This is incredibly cheap, given the average cost of gasoline in the world - 0.97.

 

NATURE OF VENEZUELA

 

26. The country has many beautiful landscapes, there is magnificent tropical weather.

 

27. The government takes care of the preservation of flora and fauna. Venezuela occupies a leading position in the world in terms of environmental protection. More than 53.9% of its territories are under state protection.

 

28. In this regard, other countries are far behind Venezuela. For example, in the UK, only 28.4% of the territories are protected, while the global average is 14.8%.

 

29.Venezuela belongs to a small list of countries with a huge number of endemic animals.

 

30. About 23% of reptiles and 50% of amphibian species living in the territory of this country are endemic to it.

 

ANGEL WATERFALL

 

31. On the territory of this country is the highest waterfall on the planet. It's called Angel. Its height is 979 meters (and according to some sources 1054 meters). The height of continuous free fall is 807 meters.

 

32. This waterfall is located in the tropical forests of the Venezuelan state of Bolivar, in the Canaim National Park. Canaim Park was included in the list of UNESCO national heritage sites in 1994.

 

33. The Venezuelan health care system includes a large number of public and private hospitals and clinics. However, despite the fact that medical care in this state is better than in other South American countries, it is far from ideal.

 

34. There are still long queues of patients in public hospitals, there is a shortage of qualified personnel, who, by the way, have rather low wages.

 

35. This state has rather low defense spending, approximately 1.5% of the country's GDP. The Venezuelan army has about 80,000 soldiers who serve in the navy, ground forces and aviation.

 

LAKE MARACAIBO

 

36. Local Lake Maracaibo is the largest in South America.

 

37. In every city here you can see the square of Simon Bolivar - the man thanks to whom Venezuela gained independence.

 

38. The Venezuelan currency, the sovereign bolivar, was named after Bolivar.

 

39.Also, the airport in Venezuela is named after Simon Bolivar.

 

40. Statues of Simon Bolivar are found in almost all cities of the country.

 

41.The State provides every citizen of the country with free primary education. As for higher education, only 20-30% of the population study at universities. Higher education takes four to five years, after which you can get the degree of licenciado (Licentiate).

 

 

42. Venezuelans are famous for their sociable and cheerful nature. This is noticeable in their behavior. When meeting even strangers, Venezuelans will kiss him twice, on the right and left cheeks. Women greet both men and women in this way, while men only kiss women. A firm handshake is accepted between men, the same as we have in Russia.

 

43. Printed newspapers are still very popular among the citizens of Venezuela.

 

44. The Internet sector in Venezuela is underdeveloped. Only large companies have their own websites. Home internet here is expensive and very slow.

 

45. Asteroid 9357 is named after Venezuela.

 

46. ​​The most popular sport in Venezuela is baseball, not football, as in all other Latin American countries.

 

47. At night, the movement on the streets of the cities of this country becomes extremely dangerous due to the high level of crime. In all of Venezuela, it is unlikely that you will be able to find at least one person who has never been robbed.

 

48. In provincial towns and villages, local residents usually deal with criminals on their own, rarely resorting to the help of the police.

 

49. Venezuelan girls have won more beauty pageants than girls from any other country.

 

50. The nature of Venezuela is amazingly beautiful, but the lack of a normal service in the European sense and the dangers that await tourists scare away most fans of eco-tourism.

 

 

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