Venezuela: Overview                                                  

Capital                                Caracas

 

Government                       Federal Presidential Republic

           

Population                         30,912,302

 

Ethnic Groups                    

Spanish

Italian

Portuguese

Arab

German

African

Indigenous people

 

Religion                               

Nominally Roman Catholic          96%

Protestant                                        2%

Other                                                 2%

 

Languages                           

Spanish (official)

Numerous indigenous dialects

 

Independence                   

July 5, 1811 (from Spain)