GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $315 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

 (Estimated 2011): $373.7 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $12,400 (US$) or (GBP)

Capital: Caracas

Population (Estimated July 2012): 28,047,938

Area: 916,445km2 or 353,841mi2

Currency: Bolívar (Plural Bolívares(VEF))

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Federal Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 96% of the population are Roman Catholic, 2% are Protestant and 2% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Pico Bolívar at 4,981m or 16,342ft

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -4:30





Counties/Provinces/States: 23 states (estados, singular - estado), 1 capital district* (distrito capital), and 1 federal dependency** (dependencia federal); Amazonas, Anzoategui, Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Carabobo, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Dependencias Federales (Federal Dependencies)**, Distrito Capital (Capital District)*, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Vargas, Yaracuy, Zulia

Note: the federal dependency consists of 11 federally controlled island groups with a total of 72 individual islands


Leaders: President Hugo Chávez


Additional: Gained independence from Spain on the 5th of July 1811.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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