Official Name - República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)
Languages - Spanish
Country Population - 24,000,000
Capital City - Caracas (population 2,050,000)
Land Area - 340,000 square miles (twice the size of California)
Currency - Bolivar (1 boliviano = 1/7th of 1 cent)
Fun Facts - The country was discovered by Columbus in 1498.
  - Venezuela was given its name, which means "Little Venice", by Amerigo Vespucci, a mapmaker from whose name we get America.
  - It is a wealthy country because of the oil off of it's north coast.

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