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Parque Nacional Mochima, El Morro

Located in the States of Sucre and Anzoategui. Mochima National Park tourist attraction covers a total of 94,900 hectares of coastal and marine habitat. The national park is composed of a marine area in the west side and a coastal marine area in the Mochima Bay. The area rises to the coastal mountains. Also features about 28 reptile species and 78 mammal species.

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La Isla Margarita

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La Isla Margarita issituated just north of the Venezuelan coastline. Its crisp azure waters remind people of the exotic Bahamas. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Carribean’. There are over 300,000 people on Margarita Island. Windsurfing is a popular activity and as well as snorkeling, bonefishing, and diving.

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Caracas Weather Forecast

Caracas Weather Forecast | Venezuela, Christen Smith | Scoop.it
Chance of Rain is 40 percent. Wind is WSW at 7 mph. Humidity is 80%. UV Index is 11 - Extreme. Snowfall is 0 in.
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Venezuela famous native sons and daughters - famous people from Venezuela

Luis Aparicio is a retired major league baseball player. Luis played as a shortstop from 1956 to 1973. Stefanía Fernández Krupij won the Miss Venezuela 2008 and Miss Universe 2009 titles. Carlos Eduardo López Avila is a singer and songwriter. His stage name is Jeremias.

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Venezuela Timeline

Christopher Columbus landed in Venezuela in 1498. Spanish conquistadors colonized the aero of Venezuela in 1535. In July 5, 1811, Venezuela declared independence from Spain. Simon Bolivar establishes Gran Colombia and becomes the first president in 1821. Yenezuela adopts its current constitution in 1999.

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Crops

Venezuela relies on food and agricultural imports. The main crop is coffee. Other crops are sugercane, rice, corn, cotton, tobacco,plantains,and coconuts. Two types of tobacco are grown, black and Virginia blond. In 1999, the agricultural production for sugarcane was 7,080,000 tons.

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Religions

Venezuela is predominantly Catholic. The influence of the Catholic Church was introduced in its colonization by Spain. According to government estimates, 92 percent of the population is at least nominally Roman Catholic, and the remaining 8 percent Protestant, a member of another religion, or atheist. The Venezuelan Evangelical Council estimates that evangelical Protestants constitute 10 percent of the population. There are small but influential Muslim and Jewish communities.

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Literacy rate

Venezuelans aged 15 and older, 95.2% can read and write, one of the highest literacy rates in the region. The literacy rate in 2007 was 95.4% for males and 94.9% for females. 2007 primary education enrollment was 93%. Free education for ages 7 to 14 was established in June 1880. In 15 years from 1870, the number of primary schools quadrupled to nearly 2000 and the enrolment of children expanded ten-fold, to nearly 100,000. 

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Hugo Chávez

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Hugo Chavez is the current president. July 28th, 1914 is when he was born. He became president Febuary 2, 1999. He was formerly the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement. He is Roman Catholic. 

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Venezuela's Flag

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Venezuela's flag is a yellow, blue, and red horizontal sepreate lines with eight white stars in the middle in the center and the symbol on the yellow stripe on the left side. Francisco de Miranda designed the first flag in 1806. In 1836 7 stars were added; they represent the seven provinces that supported Venezuela's independence in 1830. The eighth star was added in 2006, in honor of Simón Bolívar. The red represents courage and the blue represents Venezuela's independence from Spain.

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Country Name and Capital

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Venezula is located between Columbia and Guyana. The capital is Caracas, it is also the largest city. It consist of 23 states,  the Capital District, and the Federal Dependencies.  

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Pico Bolivar

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Also known as the Mirror Peak. Rising 15,633 feet above sea level. Pico Bolivar is located in the high Andes of Merida. At the northeastern part of the Greater Andes. Pico Bolivar is one of the most serene places in the world.

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Angel falls.

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Learn about the best tourist attractions in Venezuela: Angel Falls, La Isla Margarita, Pico Bolivar, Parque Nacional Mochima, and more...
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Tourist Attractions

One of the top tourists attractions in Venezuela is Angel Falls. Angel falls is the worlds highest waterfall in the world. It is 979 meters, 3,212 feet. Parakupa-vena or Kerepakupai merú is the indigneous name. Before the water from the waterfall hits the ground it is vaporized by the strong winds.

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Holidays

Christmas is an important holiday for Venezuelans. They eat hallacas, roast pork, bread, esalen, grapes, nuts, and more. For Venezuelans Christmas revolves around the birth of the Savior Jesus. Some activities are singing, dancing and buying gifts. They also decorate a pine tree with gold, red, silver and green ornaments and lights.

 

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Main Industries

Oil, steel, and petroleum are major industires. 80% of exports are oil. Venezuela is the fifth largest producer of oil. The steel industry produces auto body parts, vavlers, boilers, piping and other products. The petroleum refineries make 1,282,000 barrels per day. 

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Food

Veneszuela has many different types of food. Especially Italian, Spanish and French. Arepa is the most famous dish. In neighbouring Colombia where it is normally eaten unadorned, in Venezuela it is split open and filled with a variety of cheese and meats. Arepa is a basic part of the Venezuelan diet and is eaten in place of bread in most meals. 

 

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Type of government

The Government in Venezuela is Federal Republic.They gained independence July 5, 1811. The Constitution was on December 20, 1999. Federal Republic is a form of government made up of a federal state with a constitution and self-governing subunits. It is a democractic rule. Meaning it governs itself. United States has a Federal Republic also.

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Currency and Exchange Rates

1 VEB is equal to 0.2331 USD. 1 USD is equal to 4.2893 VEB, Like the United States, Venezuela has 10 -500 and like we do. Its called one hundred notes instead of one hundred dollars. The name "bolívar fuerte" is only used temporarily to distinguish it from the older currency that is being used along with the bolívar fuerte. In 1879, silver coins were introduced in denominations of 1⁄5, 12, 1, 2, and 5 bolívares, together with gold 20 bolívares. 

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Venezuela Demographics Profile 2012

Venezuela Demographics Profile 2012 | Venezuela, Christen Smith | Scoop.it

In July 2011, the population was 28,047,938. The population growth rate is 1.468%. The birth rate is 9.88 births/1,000 population. The life expectancy for a female is 77.34 years. The life expectancy for a male is 70.98 years. 

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Map of country

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It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498. In1499, Amerigo Vespucci, named it Venezuela (Little Venice). Declared its independence from Spain in 1811.Columbia, Ecuador, and Panama became the Independent Republic of Gran in 1819. It eventually emerged, and became its own independant nation in 1830.

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