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Venezuela

Español Venezuela - República Bolivariana de Venezuela

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.

English Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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.


Short name  Venezuela
Official  name Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Status Independent country since 1811 (recognized 1845)
Location South America
Capital Caracas
Population 29.316.346 inhabitants
Area 916,445 km²
Major  languages Spanish (official) and indigenous languages
Major  religions Roman Catholisim
More information Venezuela, Geography of Venezuela, History of Venezuela and Politics of Venezuela
More  images Venezuela - Venezuela (Category).

General maps

Ve-map.png Map of Venezuela
Venezuela Division Politica Territorial.svg Map of Venezuela
Venezuela rel93.jpg Map of Venezuela
Venezuela.gif Map of Venezuela
Map of Venezuela Demis.png Map of Venezuela
Venezuela Regiones Administrativas.svg Administrative regions of Venezuela: Zulian (red), Guayana (pink), Central (blue), Central-Western (orange), Insular (purple), Andean (green), North-Eastern (light green), Llanos (yellow).
Estados de Venezuela.jpg States of Venezuela

History maps

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.

Locationklein-venedig.png klein-venedig 1528-1545
Location GranColombia.png Gran Colombia 1819-1831

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Map of venezuela(1760-1839).jpg 18th century map of Venezuela and the Guianas
Venezuela en 1810.jpg Captaincy General of Venezuela 1777-1819
Gran Colombia map.jpg Gran Colombia 1819-1831
Venezuela en 1840.jpg Republic of Venezuela 1831-1864
Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela.jpg United States of Venezuela 1864–1953

Other maps

Venezuela econ 1972.jpg Economic activity map of Venezuela
Venezuela veg 1972.jpg Vegetation map of Venezuela
Venezuela petrol 1972.jpg Petroleum map of Venezuela

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