Population of main cities including suburbs:
Caracas (3,478,000); Maracaibo (1,868,000); Valencia (1,750,000); Barquisimeto (1,500,000); Maracay (1,125,000); Ciudad Guayana (1,000,000).
The origins of the population are Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, African and native. Population of mixed ethnic origins: 67%, white population: 21%, population of African origin: 10%, native population: 2%.
Other Languages Spoken:
English, French, German and Portuguese are also spoken by some sections of the population.
Even if English is used, it is still strongly advisable to speak Spanish. Most of the population does not speak English and all official documents must be drawn up in Spanish.
Catholics 96%, Protestants 2%, Others 2%.
It is %T:%M %A In Caracas
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National Currency: Venezuelan Bolivar (VEF)
Type of State:
Bolivarian Republic. Federal state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
Economy highly dependent on fluctuating oil prices.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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Access to Electricity:
99% of the Population
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