Venezuela Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Venezuela!

Flag of Venezuela
National Flag of Venezuela

Interesting facts about Venezuela

  • Official Name: República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)
  • Form of Government: federal multiparty republic with a unicameral legislature (National Assembly [1671])
  • President: Nicolás Maduro2
  • Prime Minister: N/A
  • GDP: 482.4 billion USD (2014)
  • Capital: Caracas
  • Population: 28.52 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Spanish
  • Currency: Venezuelan bolívar
  • Timezone: GMT+4
  • Area: 916,445 km²
  • Dialing Code: +58
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Pico Bolívar,Humboldt,La Concha
  • Major Rivers: Rio Arauca,Ventuari,Meta River
  • Continent: South America
  • Border Countries: Venezuela is bounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the southwest and west.

Map of Venezuela

National Symbols of Venezuela

  • National Bird: Venezuelan troupial
  • National Anthem: “Gloria al Bravo Pueblo”
  • National Animal: Venezuelan troupial
  • National Flower: orchid Cattleya mossiae
  • National Poet: Rafael Cadenas
  • National Game: baseball