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Last update : 19 February 2019

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Capital : Caracas
Language : Spanish
Currency : Bolívar fuerte
Population : 31 028 700
Area : 916 445 km2

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Venezuela facts

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on July 5, 1811.
2. The population density is 30 people / km².
3. The country is 2.9 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 78%.
5. The largest river is Orinoco, 2140 km long.
6. The full name of the country – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
7. Political system – the federal republic.
8. There are 4,000 Poles living in this country.
9. The highest peak is Pico Bolívar, 5007 m above sea level.
10. Hallaca is a traditional dish.
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11. The country has the highest waterfall in the world – Fallen Angels.

12. Baseball is one of the most popular sports.

13. Venezuela has the most laureates of beauty contests in the world.

14. There is the longest and the highest roller coaster there.

15. Half of the country is not inhabited.

16. 90% of citizens live in cities.

17. Venezuela has a high homicide rate, 49 murders for every 100,000 people.

18. In 2009, about 200 people were murdered in the capital for every 100,000 people (an infamous world record).

Autor: Turyst

19. The name Venezuela means “little Venice”.

20. Lake Maracaibo is the largest in South America.

21. The coast of Venezuela was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

22. Capybara, the largest rodent in the world, inhabiting the grassy plains of Llanos in Venezuela.

23. Slavery was abolished in 1854.

24. Venezuela was the largest oil exporter in the world in the 20th century.

Autor: MR

25. Crude oil reserves are estimated at 211 billion barrels. It is the second largest reserve of this raw material in the world.

26. One of the most popular genres in Venezuela is joropo.

27. The national musical instrument in Venezuela is Cuatro, similar to a guitar, only smaller.

Autor: Pati

28. In the Venezuelan National Park at the mouth of the Catatumbo River there are extremely spectacular storms, called Catatumbo. Atmospheric discharges are so strong that you can read a book in the middle of the night. Storms last 140-160 days a year for 10 hours a day. On average, about 280 lightning strikes per hour hit the ground.

29. Catatumbo means a lighthouse, the name comes from the fact that atmospheric discharges are visible in the sky from a distance of several hundred kilometers, which looks like a huge lantern.

30. Thanks to these spectacular storms, Venezuela is the world’s largest natural ozone generator.

Autor: Urszula

31. In June 2013, the government introduced restrictions on the purchase of toilet paper – only one roll per day per family.

32. Inhabitants of this country must also economically manage other everyday products. The deficit goods include soap, toothpaste, washing powder, shampoo.

33. In Venezuela is the world’s largest lagoon – Maracaibo.

Autor: Patrycja

34. In this country there is one of the oldest geological formations on Earth – Roraima. It is estimated that it has been shaping for 2 billion years.

35. In Merida there is an ice cream parlor Coromoto, which has 100 different flavors of ice cream. It is one of the few places in the world where you can try ice cream with onion, cucumber or crab cream.

Autor: Patrycja

36. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 61 place,
      – 2018 year – 45 place.

37. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 113,000 professional and 435,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 115 000 professional and 8,000 reservists.

38. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 390 tanks, 700 armored vehicles, 235 jet aircraft and 84 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 696 tanks, 700 armored vehicles, 279 jet aircraft and 104 helicopters.

39. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $4,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $4,000,000,000

40. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 25 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 25 ships.

Autor: Wojak

41. The minimum wage is 9 648 boliwar per month (data from 2014).

42. The amount of income tax in Venezuela is 34%.

43. The unemployment rate is 6.7% (data from 2014).

Autor: Daria

44. 3 Venezuelans have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

45. The richest of them is Gustavo Cisneros with assets worth over $3.6 billion (about 13.8 billion zlotys).

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46. In Venezuela, an average person consumes about 8.9 liters of pure alcohol a year.

47. The national alcohol is rum.

48. The most beer is beer – 76%, then spirit – 23%, wine – 0.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

49. In this country, compulsory education lasts 14 years.

50. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

Autor: EduKacJa

51. The average IQ level is 84.

Autor: EduKacJa

52. In this country there are 4.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1 408 539 people).

53. In Venezuela, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 55 minutes a day.

Autor: Reebeka

54. The national animal is a troupial bird.

Autor: Kos

55. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 15 to 30 km / h.

56. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 80 to 120 km / h.

57. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

Autor: AutoMania

58. In 2010, 10,791 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Autor: AutoMania

59. 12% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 3,670,000 people).

60. 15% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Autor: Durga

61. On December 15, 1999 heavy rains in the city of Vargas caused mudslides. which killed over 15,000 people (10% of the population).

Autor: Fiorella

62. In this country there are over 96 155 km of paved roads (0.15% of all roads in the world).

63. In this country there are 444 airports, 127 with paved surface.

Autor: Marlène

64. In this country there are over 806 km of railway tracks.

65. In Carakas there is a 63.6 km metro line (49 stations). It was opened in 1983. Approximately 490 million people use it annually.

Autor: Marlène

66. In this country, over 16 276 000 (2015) 17 178 743 (2018) people have access to internet (about 55% of the population).

67. Around 12,000,000 (2015) 13,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

68. The average speed of fixed internet is 1.5 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 11.8 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

69. The country’s top-level domain is .ve . There are over 58 400 websites with such an extension.

70. The most popular pages with the extension .ve are: google.co.ve, mercadolibre.com.ve and ultimasnoticias.com.ve.

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71. The country has 2018 over $8,457,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.17% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

72. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 361000 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 150000 kg

Autor: Vinamra

73. Gross domestic product (GDP) is $226,317,000,000 in 2015.

74. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 41% GDP, or around: $1,025,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $13,321 .

75. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $109,500,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $28,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

76. 30% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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77. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 41 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

78. In Venezuela there are over 3 860 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

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79. The lowest temperature: -11 °C was measured in Sierra La Culata.

80. The highest temperature: 43.6 °C was measured in Coro.

Autor: weather

81. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

82. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.7 years (women – 76.8 years and men – 70.8 years).

Autor: Wilga

83. In 1980, Baruj Benacerraf received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine,

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84. In this country, women can get married at the age of 14, and men aged 16.

85. 10 women give birth to 23 children on average

Autor: Nadia

86. The average age of people living in this country is 27.2 years old.

87. The country is around:
8 614 000 people (27.76%) in the age range 0-14 years.
20 507 000 people (66.09%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,908,300 people (6.15%) over 65 years old.

Autor: Sara19

88. In this country, about 595 000 children are born each year (1.9% of the population), and about 165,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

89. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Autor: Lutra

90. The percentage share in the global economy of Venezuela in 2015 is 0.28% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Autor: Setar

91. In Venezuela there are 212500 km2 of agricultural land (24% of the country).

92. 107 people in 1000 possess firearms.

93. The highest situated city in the country is Apartaderos.

Autor: Statyk

94. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1946.

95. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 141 days.

96. He joined the UN on November 15, 1945.

97. The work week is 40 hours.

Autor: Statyk

98. 88% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

99. 471378 km2 of the country is covered by forests (53.4%)

Autor: Statyk

100. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 34%, and for companies – 34% (2018).

101. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

102. The level of inflation in 2018 is 41838%.

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What is the highest mountain in Venezuela?
The highest peak in Venezuela is Pico Bolívar (4981 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Venezuela?
The largest river is Orinoco.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Venezuela?
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What is the national dish?
Hallaca is a traditional dish.

answer: Marta

Which Venezuela has national colors?
National colors: yellow, blue and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is rum.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a troupial bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is baseball.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Venezuela?
Venezuela borders with such countries as: 2 200 km, Colombia 2 050 km, Guyana 743 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 27.2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 9 648 boliwar per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the density of population in Venezuela?
The population density is 35 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
God and Federation.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 43.6 ° C was measured in Coro.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -11 ° C was measured in Sierra La Culata.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta