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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

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1. There are over 3,860 buildings in Venezuela with a height exceeding 35 meters.

2. The national top-level domain is .ve . There are over 58,400 websites with this extension.

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

4. In this country there are over 96,155 km of paved roads (0,15% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 444 airports, 127 of the paved surface.

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

7. There is a metro line 63.6 km (49 stations) in Carakas. It was opened in 1983. About 490 million people use it annually.

8. Capybara, the world’s largest rodent, inhabiting the grassy plains of Llanos in Venezuela.

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

10. There is an Coromoto ice cream parlor in Merida with 100 different flavors of ice cream. This is one of the few places in the world where you can try ice cream flavored with onion, cucumber, or crab cream.

11. Full name of the country – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

12. Political system – federal republic.

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

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


Geography in Venezuela

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

2. Lake Maracaibo is the largest in South America.

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

4. Venezuela has the world’s largest lagoon – Maracaibo.

5. This country has one of the oldest geological formations on Earth – Roraima. It is estimated to have been shaped for 2 billion years.

6. This country is 2.9 times larger than Poland.

7. The largest river is Orinoco, which is 2140 km long.

8. The highest peak is Pico Bolívar, 5007 m a.s.l.

9. Venezuela has 212,500 km2 of arable land (24% of the country).

10. The highest city in the country is Apartaderos.

11. 471378 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (53.4%)

12. The country has the highest waterfall in the world – Fallen Angels.

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

14. Catatumbo means lighthouse, this name comes from the fact that lightning strikes are visible in the sky from a distance of several hundred kilometers, which looks like a huge lighthouse.

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

103. The nearest capital in a straight line from Caracas is Saint George’s (Grenada) – 589 km.

104. The furthest capital in a straight line from Caracas is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 19175 km.


Finance in Venezuela

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1. The minimum wage is 9,648 bolivar (about PLN 5,955) per month (data from 2014).

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

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 34%, and for companies 34% (2018).

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) is $ 226 317 000 000 in 2015 (PLN 968 636 760 000).

7. 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 .

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

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

10. This country has in 2018 more than $ 8,457,000,000 (PLN 36,195,960,000) of the foreign reserve (0.17% of all foreign exchange reserves countries of the world).

11. The amount of gold reserves in …
2015 was 361,000 kg ,
2018 of the year is 150,000 kg


Law in Venezuela

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1. The built-up area speed limit depending on the area ranges from 15 to 30 km / h.

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

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

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 34%, and for companies 34% (2018).

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

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

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

8. In this country, the formalities related to establishing a company take 141 days.


Education in Venezuela

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 84.

4. In a country that is 4,6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1 408 539 people).


Work in Venezuela

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1. The minimum wage is 9,648 bolivar (about PLN 5,955) per month (data from 2014).

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

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

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 34%, and for companies 34% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities related to establishing a company take 141 days.

6. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Venezuela

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

2. Lake Maracaibo is the largest in South America.

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

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

5. One of the most popular music genres in Venezuela is Joropo.

6. Venezuela has the world’s largest lagoon – Maracaibo.

7. The largest river is Orinoco, which is 2140 km long.

8. The highest peak is Pico Bolívar, 5007 m a.s.l.

9. The highest city in the country is Apartaderos.

10. The country has the highest waterfall in the world – Fallen Angels.

11. Venezuela has the most winners of beauty contests in the world.

12. There is the longest and also the highest roller coaster.

13. In 2009, around 200 people were murdered in every 100,000 people in the capital (infamous world record).

14. Lowest temperature: -11 ° C was measured in Sierra La Culata.

15. Highest temperature: 43.6 ° C was measured in Coro.


Army in Venezuela

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 61 place,
2018 > year – 45 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 113,000 professional and 435,000 reservists,
2018 year – 115,000 professional and 8 000 reservists.

3. Amount 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.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 4,000,000,000 (PLN 17,120,000,000),
2018 year – $ 4,000,000,000 (PLN 17,120,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 25 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style="color: green;"> 25 ships.


Society in Venezuela

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1. Three Venezuelans have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

2. In Venezuela, an average adult consumes about 8.9 liters of pure alcohol annually.

3. Beer is the most drunk – 76%, then spirit – 23%, wine – 0.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

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

5. 12% of the population suffers from malnutrition (around 3,670,000 people).

6. 15% of the population lives on less than $4 a day.

7. The average IQ level is 84.

8. 30% of adults living in this country are overweight.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.3 children.

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

11. About 12,000,000 (2015) 13,000,000 (2018) Facebook accounts were established.

12. Inhabitants of this country must also economically manage other everyday products. Deficit goods include soap, toothpaste, washing powder and shampoo.

13. The population density is 30 people / km².

14. The main religion is Catholicism, 78%.

15. 4,000 Poles live in this country.

16. In Venezuela, according to statistics, on average one person reads 55 minutes a day.

17. The average age people living in this country is 27.2 years.

18. In this country there are 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 .
1,908,300 people (6.15%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, approximately 595,000 children are born annually (1.9% of the population), and approximately 165,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

20. 107 people in 1000 possess firearms.

21. 88% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

22. Half of the country is uninhabited.

23. 90% of citizens live in cities.

24. In this country the average adult person smokes 41 cigarettes a month.

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


Symbols of Venezuela

1. The national alcohol is rum.

2. The national animal is a troupial bird.

3. The name Venezuela means “little Venice”.

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

5. Hallaca is a traditional dish.


Sport in Venezuela

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1. Baseball is one of the most popular sports.


History of Venezuela

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

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

3. Slavery was abolished in 1854.

4. Independence from Spain was obtained on July 5, 1811.

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

6. The country joined the UN on November 15, 1945.


Language in Venezuela

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


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What is the highest mountain in Venezuela?

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

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What is the largest river in Venezuela?

The largest river is Orinoco.

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What is the national dish?

Hallaca is a traditional dish.

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Which Venezuela has national colors?

National colors: yellow, blue and red.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is rum.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a troupial bird.

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What is the national sport?

National sport is baseball.

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Which countries borders Venezuela?

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

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

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

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What is the minimum wage?

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

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What is the density of population in Venezuela?

The population density is 35 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?

God and Federation.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

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

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

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

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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