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VENEZUELA
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSpanish
CapitalCaracas
Area912.050 km2
Populationca. 4,852,453  (2021)
Currencybolivar  (VEF)
Web.ve
Code.VEN
Tel.+58

Cities in VENEZUELA

Caracas

Popular destinations VENEZUELA

Isla margarita

Vacations and Sightseeing

Caracas VenezuelaCaracas VenezuelaPhoto: Hiddendaemian CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Caracas is the most interesting city in Venezuela for tourists. The National Pantheon of Venezuela, the Cathedral, the beautiful squares and the birthplace of Simon Bolivar are attractions that are discussed in more detail on the Caracas page of TheWorldOfInfo.

Angels Falls, VenzuelaAngels Falls, VenzuelaPhoto: Paulo Capiotti CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Venezuela is also known for its natural beauty. There are a number of national parks that are worth a visit. The most famous are the Canaima National Park, which is located in the southeast of Venezuela. The giant armadillo and the two-toed sloth are permanent residents of this park. You will also find the Angel Falls here, which are the highest waterfalls in the world with a height of more than 970 meters. The falls can be visited by boat or by plane.

The Sierra de San Luís National Park is located south of Coro. The national park extends over an area of 20,000 hectares. You will find the largest underground lake in the country, la Cueva del Río Acarite. The park is covered with cloud forests and you can find many different types of animals and plants. A special resident is the mountain cat.


Sources

Dydyñski, K. / Venezuela
Lonely Planet

Ferguson, J. / Venezuela : mensen, politiek, economie, cultuur
Novib

Launspach, W. / Reishandboek Venezuela, Margarita
Elmar

Morrison, M. / Venezuela
Chelsea House Publishers

O’Bryan, L. / Venezuela, Isla Margarita
Gottmer

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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