Spanish (official), various indigenous languages in the remote interior.
Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%
mestizo 67%( a person of mixed European and American Indian
ancestry), white 21%, black 10%, Amerindian 2
are medium-sized by bear standards, but they are the
second-largest land mammals in South America.
is a small and stocky dog that looks like a terrier.
also known as the Little Spotted Cat. The
also known as the Long Tailed Spotted Cat.
Because of its proximity to the Equator, Venezuela experiences few
climatic variations. There are really only two seasons: dry and wet.
The dry season lasts from December to April, the wet one from May to
November. The average temperature is about 27C, but cooler
temperatures prevail at higher elevations.
In the west:
400km long and 50-100km wide, begin in Barquisimeto and run through
the states of Trujillo, Mérida and Táchira before
reaching the Colombian border.
a small called "The Portable City" for having changed its
location several times, is the door to the Andean region.
In the south-east is the
, with its strange flat-topped mountains. The Gran
Sabana is the larger part of the immense
. Situated on the Guayana Plateau, to the South
East of Venezuela, it is one of the oldest geological rock formations
in the world.
is the world's highest and longest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,211 ft).
In the north:
White-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms line the Caribbean coast.