Country Info >> Venezuela

For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ has been president since 1999.

(Sources included CIA-The World Factbook)

Per Capita GDP
$12,800 as of (est. 2007) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Main-Line Phones
4,217,000 as of (2006) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Mobile Phones
18,790,000 as of (2006) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Internet Users
4,140,000 as of (2006) Source: CIA-The World Factbook

Cable TV Households
1,200,000 as of (2007) Source: LMS estimate

Time Zone Vs. Eastern Time (New York, Miami)
+1 hour, during Daylight Standard Time

Country Statistics

Capital
Caracas
Government Type
Federal Republic
Leadership
President Hugo Chavez
Language
Spanish
Primary Religion(s)
Roman Catholic (96%)
Currency
2,144.60 VEB
Exchange Rate
Venezuelan Bolivares
Population
26,023,528 (est. July 2007)
Location
Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Area
912,050, roughly twice the size of California
Border Countries
Brazil, Colombia, Guyana
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