Population of the Capital: 2,284,921*
National Heroes: Simón Bolívar the Liberator 1783-1830,
Francisco de Miranda 1750-1816, Antonio José de Sucre 1795- 1830.*
Date it became a Member State to the OAS: December 28, 1951*
Description of Venezuela*:
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located in Northern South
America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, between
Colombia and Guyana. Venezuela's climate is predominately tropical.
From the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, the steamy Amazon jungle,
the Gran Sabana plateau, and sandy beaches of the Caribbean coast,
Venezuela is ripe with natural beauty. Temperatures rarely vary more
than a few degrees, and climatic zones are generally defined by
rainfall rather than differences in temperature.
* Source: Permanent Mission of
Venezuela to the OAS.
25 February 2008