La República Bolivariana de Venezuela es una República situada al norte de América del Sur, regida por un sistema político democrático y federal, instituida como un estado social, de derecho y de justicia, libre, autónomo y soberano, su nombre oficial en la actualidad es República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Su ubicación geográfica se corresponde con el Hemisferio Norte, estando su límite sur muy cercano a la línea del Ecuador, su territorio está compuesto por una compacta masa continental que se extiende equitativamente de este a oeste y de norte a sur, también posee un conjunto de cientos de archipiélagos, islas e islotes en el Mar Caribe.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. Comprising a continental mainland and numerous islands in the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela borders ► Guyana to the east, ► Brazil to the south, and ► Colombia to the west. ► Trinidad and Tobago, ► Grenada, ► Curaçao, Bonaire, ► Aruba, and the Leeward Antilles lie just north of the Venezuelan coast. A former Spanish colony, Venezuela is a federal republic. Historically, Venezuela has had territorial disputes with Guyana, largely concerning the Essequibo area, and with Colombia concerning the Gulf of Venezuela.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Venezuela, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Venezuela.
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