Outline of Venezuela
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An enlargeable relief map of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a sovereign country located in northern South America.[1]

Venezuela comprises a continental mainland and numerous islands located off the Venezuelan coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The country borders Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north, off the Venezuelan coast. Falling within the tropics, Venezuela sits close to the equator, in the Northern Hemisphere.

A former Spanish colony, which has been an independent republic since 1821, Venezuela holds territorial disputes with Guyana, largely concerning the Essequibo area, and with Colombia concerning the Gulf of Venezuela. In 1895, after the dispute over the Guyana border flared up, it was submitted to a neutral commission, which in 1899 decided it mostly in Guyana's favour.[2] Today, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is known widely for its petroleum industry, the environmental diversity of its territory, and its natural features. Venezuela is considered to be among the world's 17 most biodiverse countries.[3]

Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America;[4][5] the vast majority of Venezuelans live in the cities of the north, especially in the capital Caracas which is also the largest city. Other major cities include Maracaibo, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Maracay, Ciudad Guayana and the popular tourist city of Mérida. Venezuela is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Venezuela:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Venezuela

Geography of Venezuela

An enlargeable topographic map of Venezuela
 Brazil 2,200 km
 Colombia 2,050 km
 Guyana 743 km
  • Coastline: 2,800 km

Environment of Venezuela

An enlargeable satellite image of Venezuela

Natural geographic features of Venezuela

  • Fjords of Venezuela
  • Glaciers of Venezuela
  • Islands of Venezuela
  • Lakes of Venezuela
  • Mountains of Venezuela
    • Volcanoes in Venezuela
  • Rivers of Venezuela
    • Waterfalls of Venezuela
  • Valleys of Venezuela
  • World Heritage Sites in Venezuela

Regions of Venezuela

Ecoregions of Venezuela

Administrative divisions of Venezuela

Provinces of Venezuela
Districts of Venezuela
Municipalities of Venezuela

Demography of Venezuela

Government and politics of Venezuela

Main article: Government of Venezuela and Politics of Venezuela

Branches of the government of Venezuela

Venezuela's government has five branches.

Executive branch of the government of Venezuela

Legislative branch of the government of Venezuela

Judicial branch of the government of Venezuela

Citizen branch of the government of Venezuela

Electoral branch of the government of Venezuela

Foreign relations of Venezuela

International organization membership

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Venezuela

Military of Venezuela

  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Venezuela
    • Navy of Venezuela
    • Air Force of Venezuela
    • Special forces of Venezuela
  • Military history of Venezuela
  • Military ranks of Venezuela

Local government in Venezuela

History of Venezuela

Main article: History of Venezuela, Timeline of the history of Venezuela, and Current events of Venezuela

Culture of Venezuela

Art in Venezuela

Sports in Venezuela

Economy and infrastructure of Venezuela

Education in Venezuela

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Venezuela

General references (English)
Other (English)

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