Venezuela was discovered by Cristobal Colon the October 12th of 1489. Venezuelan people was composed of indian-american. Amerigo Vespucci called it because the Indian houses in the Maracaibo region looked like Venice: he called it "Little Venice". Then begun a long agony for Indian-american people.

The Spanish colonization last to the April 19 of 1810. Simon Bolivar, el liberator who leaded 6500 men beat the Spanish army at the Carabobo Battle, the June 24th of 1821, when the Independance war ended.
Since the fall of general Perez Gimenez's dictatorship in 1958, Venezuela has had a strong democratic regime, the oldest of all Latin American countries.

Venezuela is located at the North of South America, between the North Latitude 0°38' and 12°13' and the West Longitude 59°47' and 73°25'. It is boarded at the North by the Caribbean Sea and at the East side by the Atlantic Ocean. It has frontiers on East with Guyana, on South with Brazil and on West with Colombia. The country is 916.490 km wide ...

The weather is tropical for the major part of the country. the average temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius. however, there is some difference from one state to another: for example, at the top of the certain mountains close to Mérida the snow is present almost all year long, while the plains and the coast are always warm. In some areas situated between 1,000 to 2,000 meters high the weather is temperate, with temperatures between 16° and 23°C.
The raining season is from June to November. the rainy provinces are located at the South of the Lake of Maracaibo, in Guyana, in the Amazon state and in the Orinoco Delta. The driest counties are the Falcon coast, the Guarico plains, Lara, Anzoategui, Monagas and Margarita Island

Venezuela is a country of striking natural beauty and dramatic contrasts: the snowcapped peaks of the Andes in the west; steamy Amazonian jungles in the south; the hauntingly beautiful Gran Sabana plateau, with its strange flat-topped mountains, in the east; and 3000km (1860mi) of white-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms lining the Caribbean coast. South America's largest lake, Lake Maracaibo, and third-longest river, the Orinoco, are also here, and the country boasts the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls. It is also home to a wide variety of exotic plants and animals, including the jaguar, ocelot, tapir, armadillo, anteater, and the longest snake in the world, the anaconda.

24 736 000 Population about
912 050 Km2
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