Introduction

Summary

Northernmost country of South America; bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Guyana and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Brazil, and on the west by Colombia. Member of Asociacion Latinamericana de Intergracion (ALADI).

Cities

Capital: Caracas

Principal Ports

La Guaira, Maracaibo

Population

30 million

International Country Code

VE

Language(s)

Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects.

Religion

Nominally Roman Catholic, Protestant.

Literacy Rate

95.5%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

120V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 582

Time

4 hours behind GMT.

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