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Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest natural gas reserves, The term Venezuela literally means ‘Little Venice’, Kerepakupai-Meru, popularly known as Angel Falls, makes up the world's highest free-falling waterfall, Venezuela is considered to be amongst the 17 most biodiverse countries of the world

  Venezuela Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 6º 00' N, 64º 00' W
Area 912000 km2
Capital Caracas
Time Zone UTC-4:30
Official Name Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Currency Bolivar (VEB)
Government Republic
Legislature Unicameral
Population 26414816
Independence Date 07/05/11
International Dialing Code 58
ISO Code alpha-3 VE
ISO Code alpha-2 VEN
GDP per Capita (PPP) $12,800.00
Climate Type Tropical
Major Language(s) Spanish (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Aragonese, Basque, Catalonian, Galacian, Rom, Spaniard
Major Religious Groups Christian (Roman Catholic, Protestant)
Administrative Divisions 23 States (estados), 1 Capital district (distrito capital), and 1 Federal Dependencies (dependencia federal)
Neighbouring Countries Brazil, Colombia, Guyana
Major Industries Mining, Cement, Petroleum, Food processing, Iron and Steel, Consumer goods, Chemical, Textile, Automobiles
Natural Resources Bauxite, Diamonds, Gold, Iron ore, Natural gas, Oil, Hydelpower