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Venezuela

Venezuela
  • Capital

    Capital

    Caracas

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:34

  • Population

    Population

    31.22 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +58

  • Currency

    Currency

    Bs VEF (bolívar)

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Venezuela

Venezuela
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Caracas

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:34

  • Population

    Population

    31.22 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +58

  • Currency

    Currency

    Bs VEF (bolívar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 564

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.02 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 044mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    912 050 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    54%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    53%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    24%

  • Railways

    Railways

    336km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    6.03 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Spanish
    Italian
    Portuguese

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 96 %
    Protestant - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    numerous dialects

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    265 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    57 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    8.3 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    12%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    68%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    29 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, construction materials, food processing, textiles, iron ore mining, steel, aluminum, motor vehicle assembly, chemical products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    corn, sorghum, sugarcane, rice, bananas, vegetables, coffee, beef, pork

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, hydropower, diamonds

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, hydropower, diamonds

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    12%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    185 220kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    188 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    47

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What not to do when visiting Venezuela

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands with direct eye contact when greeting. Friends generally kiss each other once on the cheek.

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Business & Communication

Don't arrive exactly on time or earlier to a meal - it can give an impression that you're greedy. Being late to a meal is encouraged in Venezuela.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't do the OK sign - it's considered as obscene gesture.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Venezuela is home to more confirmed oil reserves than any other country in the world.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t show off with expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t be offended by putting thumb between middle and index finger while making a fist - it’s a symbol of good luck.

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Business & Communication

Don't be offended if locals give you a nickname quickly - it's usually based on race and appearance.

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Business & Communication

Don't back away when conversing - it's considered rude. Conversations may include friendly touching.

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Don’t accept taxi rides from strangers - better use radio-dispatched taxis or taxis from reputable hotels.

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Business & Communication

Don’t make jokes about drugs or drug trafficking.

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10/14
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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily travel to border areas with Colombia - there’s a higher risk of danger for foreigners (kidnapping, robbery, violence…).

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Street & Behavioral

Don't expect the public toilets everywhere - if so, you will need to pay a small fee.

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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually takes place between June and November.

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Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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