Continent – South America

Region –Northern coast of South America

Size – 916,445 km2

Geography – Consists of lowlands, mountains, wide plains, highlands, coastline

Language – Spanish

Religion – 71% Roman Catholic, 17% Protestant, 2% Atheist, 6% Agnostic or indifferent, 3% other religion

Monetary Unit – Bolívar fuerte (VEF)

Natural Resources – Diamonds, bauxite, gold, natural gas, iron ore, petroleum

Agriculture – Coffee, sugarcane, rice, sorghum, corn, bananas, plantains, coconuts, oranges, mangoes, cotton, tobacco, sisal

Industry – Petroleum, construction materials,  iron ore mining, food processing, aluminum, steel, motor vehicle assembly, real estate, tourism, ecotourism

Neighboring Countries – Colombia, Brazil, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago

Population – 31.416 million (2016 estimate census)

Population Growth Rate – 1.5%

Capital City – Caracas (population 2.104 million)

Highest Mountain – Highest point: Pico Bolívar (4,979 m)

Yearly Rainfall – 1875 mm (2011)

Plant Life – Orchids, mangroves, lilies, rosewood trees, mahogany trees

Animal Life – Squirrels, mice, rats, opossums, bats, deer, rabbits, tapirs,  llamas, alpacas, sloths, vicunas, cougars, beers, armadillos,  monkeys, porcupines, jaguars, wolves, chinchilla, capybara, frogs, lizards, iguanas, snakes

Bird Life – 1417 species including egrets, eagles, pelicans, partridges, condors, coots,  sandpipers, ibis, geese, herons, finches, hummingbirds, wrens, owls, sparrows, toucans, cardinals, jays, orioles, frigate birds,  parrots, parakeets, pigeons, flamingos, woodpeckers

Aquatic Life – Whales, dolphins, manatees, sharks, barracuda, snapper, marlins, mackerel, grouper, shrimp, seahorses, starfish, crabs,  rays, jellyfish, eels, sea urchins

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