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General facts

Population: 28.9 million
Capital: Caracas
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Venezuelan Bolivar
Religion: Roman Catholic
Motto: Poder para el pueblo (Power to the people)
National Anthem: Gloria al Bravo Pueblo

Interesting facts

  • The majority of the population of Venezuela is of European and African ancestry. Mestizos make up fifty percent of the population while the rest is constituted by Africans and the indigenous people.
  • Venezuela is divided into twenty-three states.
  • Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, and Italian are the other languages spoken, largely by immigrants.
  • The economy of Venezuela is heavily dependent on the petroleum sector, which accounts for half the government revenues

More obscurely, did you know...

  • Venezuela is home to the largest rodent in the world, the Capybara!
  • Venezuela has more Miss Universes than any other country!
  • The most popular sport in the country is baseball.