|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)|
|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.