Venezuela Country Profile
Venezuela is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south. A country of striking natural beauty, which ranges from the snow-capped Andean peaks in the west, through the Amazonian jungles in the south, to the beaches of the north. Venezuela is among the most highly urbanized countries in Latin America.
Full name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Population: 29 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 881,050 sq km (340,561 sq miles)
Major languages: Spanish, indigenous languages
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 bolivar = 100 centimos
Main exports: Petroleum, bauxite and aluminium, steel, chemicals, agricultural products, basic manufactures
GNI per capita: US $10,150 (World Bank, 2009)
Internet domain: .ve
International dialing code: +58
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