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Venezuela Google Maps & Wiki

Venezuela Map

Google Maps, detailed facts of Venezuela (ISO: VE) and the capital city, Caracas. This page enables you to explore Venezuela and its land boundaries in total: 5,267 km. You may also view the border countries of Venezuela (total: 3, Brazil 2,137 km, Colombia 2,341 km, Guyana 789 km with its area of total: 912,050 sq km; land: 882,050 sq km, water: 30,000 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google Maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economic, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical, and demographical related information below on the wiki page of Venezuela.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Venezuela, South America starts here on this map & Wiki page.

Venezuela Google Maps & Facts

This virtual map shows Venezuela, located in Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana, with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views, and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.

You are viewing Venezuela and its location (South America) at the geographic coordinates of 8 00 N, 66 00 W, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Venezuela, VE. All you have to do is drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Venezuela. After that, whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the world), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated database.

The map of Venezuela, South America is free, but for informational use only. No representation or warranty has been made as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Venezuela Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Venezuela including Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela

Name of the country: Venezuela Capital city: Caracas
Geographical coordinates of Venezuela: 8 00 N, 66 00 W Geographical coordinates of Caracas: 10 29 N 66 52 W
Location of Venezuela: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana Continent / area: South America
The area of Venezuela: total: 912,050 sq km; land: 882,050 sq km, water: 30,000 sq km Area comparative of Venezuela: almost six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California
The elevation data of Venezuela: mean elevation: 450 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Pico Bolivar 5,007 m The climate of Venezuela: tropical: hot, humid: more moderate in highlands
Land use of Venezuela: agricultural land: 24.5%; arable land 3.1%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 20.6%; forest: 52.1%; other: 23.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 10,550 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Venezuela: on major sea and air routes linking North and South America; Angel Falls in the Guiana Highlands is the world’s highest waterfall The terrain of Venezuela: Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast
Land boundaries of Venezuela: total: 5,267 km Borders countries of Venezuela: Brazil 2,137 km, Colombia 2,341 km, Guyana 789 km
Maritime claims of Venezuela: territorial sea: 12 nautical miles, contiguous zone: 15 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles, continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

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Fast Facts about Venezuela

Are you traveling to Venezuela? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in South America, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana.

Did you know that the legal system of Venezuela is civil law system based on the Spanish civil code?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Venezuela, you would better know that (the lengths of roadways total: 96,189 km (2014)), and the most crowded areas in this country are: CARACAS (capital) 2.916 million; Maracaibo 2.196 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.166 million; Barquisimeto 1.039 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 89% of the total population (2015).

The total population in Venezuela: 30,912,302 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.28% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Spanish (official language), numerous indigenous dialects. These days, Venezuela has to face a net migration rate of -1.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Venezuela nowadays; Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people.

The right to vote in Venezuela can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Venezuela for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holiday(s) in Venezuela are: Independence Day, 5 July (1811).

Whether you are traveling for business or not, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Venezuela, these are the most likely dangers you might face: subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides; periodic droughts. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Caracas and/or Venezuela?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Venezuela, the population has to face a death rate of 5.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Venezuela

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Venezuela. Here they are: Spanish (official language), numerous indigenous dialects.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .ve

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; tropical: hot, humid: more moderate in highlands.

Its capital city is Caracas, where the local time zone is UTC-4, which is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Caracas: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Venezuela; mean elevation: 450 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Pico Bolivar 5,007 m. The length of its total coastline are: 2,800 km and the length of the land boundaries is total: 5,267 km.

Current environmental issues in Venezuela; sewage pollution of Lago de Valencia; oil and urban pollution of Lago de Maracaibo; deforestation; soil degradation; urban and industrial pollution, especially along the Caribbean coast; threat to the rainforest ecosystem from irresponsible mining operations.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides; periodic droughts.

For your traveling options, there are 444 (2013) airports and 3 (2013) heliports in Venezuela all together with 7,100 km (Orinoco River (400 km) and Lake de Maracaibo navigable by oceangoing vessels) (2011) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 96,189 km (2014).

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Background of Venezuela

Like every nation, Venezuela also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Under Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, and his hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, the executive branch has exercised increasingly authoritarian control over other branches of government. At the same time, democratic institutions have deteriorated, threats to freedom of expression have increased, and political polarization has grown. The ruling party’s economic policies have expanded the state’s role in the economy through expropriations of major enterprises, strict currency exchange and price controls that discourage private sector investment and production, and overdependence on the petroleum industry for revenues, among others. Current concerns include: an increasingly politicized military, rampant violent crime, high inflation, and widespread shortages of basic consumer goods, medicine, and medical supplies. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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