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Venezuela Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Caracas
Government Federal republic
Currency Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
Area total: 912,050 km2
land: 882,050 km2
water: 30,000 km2
Population 27,980,218 (2008 est.)
Language Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects
Religion Nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
Electricity 120-240/60Hz (US plug)
Calling Code +58
Internet TLD .ve
Time Zone UTC -4.5

Venezuela is a country in South America. Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south, and is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America. Off the Venezuelan coast are the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Angel Falls (Churun Meru) in the Guiana Highlands is the world's highest waterfall and one of Venezuela's major tourist attractions.


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