Venezuela Caracas

Typical clothing and culture

The traditional clothing of Venezuela involves simple styles with elaborate decoration. Women wear long, colorfully decorated skirts and an off-the-shoulder blouse. Men traditionally wear white, beige or ecru colored linen or cotton "liqui liqui," which is the national dress for men in both Venezuela and Colombia.

The climate

Although Venezuela lies within the tropics, its local climates vary with altitude from hot and humid lowlands to cool highlands. Temperatures in Caracas average 69° F (21° C) and vary little from season to season; about 32 inches (81 centimeters) of rain falls there each year, mainly from April to December.

Flag and symbolis

The current flag of Venezuela was officially adopted on April 20, 1836. The flag is modeled after the one used by the liberation leader, Francisco de Maranda. Blue represents independence from Spain, red symbolizes courage and the centered stars are symbolic of the seven provinces that supported the revolution.

TYPICAL foods

The cuisine in Venezuela has a lot of European influences (especially Italian, Spanish and French) and is quite flavourful. But you can also find indigenous as well as African influence. As Venezuela is such a large and diverse country, each region has its own distinctive regional cooking.

Population

During 2017 Venezuela population is projected to increased by 446 444 people and reach 32 221 815 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 461 061. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 14 617 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Venezuela to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Money

1 Venezuelan Bolívar equals 0.10 US Dollar

Venezuelan bolívar

GOVERNMENT

Venezuela is a federal presidential republic. The chief executive is President of Venezuela who is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the President. Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly. Hugo Chávez, the central figure of the Venezuelan political landscape since his election to the Presidency in 1998 as a political outsider, died in office in early 2013, and was succeeded by Nicolás Maduro (initially as interim President, before narrowly winning the Venezuelan presidential election, 2013).

Hugo Chávez

History of venezuela

Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit Venezuela. He came in 1498 during his third voyage to the New World, and landed on the Peninsula de Paria. ... Arriving at Lake Maracaibo, he admired the stilted houses that the Indians had build above the lake and called the place Venezuela - "Little Venice."

Languages

There are at least 40 languages around Venezuela, but Spanish is the language spoken by the majority of Venezuelans. The Constitution of Venezuela of the year 1999 declared Spanish and languages spoken by Indigenous people from Venezuela as official languages.

3 most popular religions

Map of Venezuela

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