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Picacho de Galipan in the Venezuelan Coastal Range
Picacho de Galipan to the north of Caracas in the Venezuelan Coastal Range; the mountainous region is also known as the Maritime Andes.
Image: Adolfo Jeritson

About Venezuela

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Venezuela relief map
Venezuela relief map, showing the country's plains, hills, lakes and rivers.

The map shows Venezuela, officially, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, a country in northern South America, with a coastline at the Caribbean Sea in the north and the North Atlantic Ocean in the east.

Neighboring countries are Colombia in the west and southwest, Brazil in the south and Guyana in the east.

Venezuela shares maritime borders with Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba (Netherlands), Curaçao (Netherlands), Montserrat (United Kingdom), Puerto Rico (United States), and the U.S. Virgin Islands (United States).

Venezuela covers an area of 912,000 km² making it somewhat larger than one and a half times the size of France, or slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state of California.

Venezuela has a population of 32 million inhabitants (in 2018). The country's population is mainly concentrated along the Caribbean coast, only 5% of all Venezuelans live south of the Orinoco river. The capital, largest city and the commercial and cultural center of the nation is Caracas, about 3 million people live in its metropolitan area. The official language is Spanish. The main religion is Christianity.

Map of Venezuela

Political Map of Venezuela
Political Map of Venezuela

The map shows Venezuela and surrounding countries with international borders, the national capital Caracas, state capitals, major cities, main roads, and major airports.

You are free to use above map for educational purposes, please refer to the Nations Online Project.

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Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá and Santa-Barbara church in Maracaibo, Venezuela
Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá (left) and Santa-Barbara church in Maracaibo.
Photo: The Photographer

Geography of Venezuela

The country has several distinct geographic regions: in the northwest of the territory, surrounding Lake Maracaibo, are the Maracaibo lowlands also known as the Maracaibo Basin, which is bounded in the east and the west by the Mérida and Perijá ranges, split extensions of the eastern Andes mountain range (Cordillera Oriental). Located within the Cordillera de Mérida are Venezuela's highest mountains. Pico Bolívar (La Columna), southeast of the city of Mérida, is the highest peak in Venezuela at 4,981 m (16,342 ft.)

The foothills of the Andes extend along Venezuela's Caribbean coast, known as the Northern Mountains, with the Segovia Highlands east of Lake Maracaibo and the Coastal and Interior Range in central north. In the center of the country is the Orinoco River basin known to the locals as Los Llanos (llanos), a vast plain with flooded grasslands and savannas stretching from the Mérida range in the west to the fan-shaped Orinoco delta in the east, where the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
South of the Orinoco's eastern stream course sprawl the Guiana highlands with their famous table-top mountains (mesas). The mountainous region is part of the Guiana Shield, an old very stable geological formation which extends into west-central Guyana and in the south into the Amazonas basin in parts of northern Brazil.

Cities in Venezuela

The map shows the location of following Venezuela's cities and towns:

Largest cities in Venezuela: Caracas (capital, largest city and primary port ; pop.: 3 million), Maracaibo (second largest city; pop.: 1.8 million), Valencia (pop.: 1 million), Barquisimeto (pop.: 1 million), , Ciudad Guayana (pop.: 900,000), Maracay (pop.: 450,000)

Other cities (pop. of more than 200,000 in bold), towns, and places in Venezuela:
Acarigua, Aragua de Barcelona, Barcelona, Barinas, Cabello, Cabimas, Calabozo, Cantaura, Caripito, Carora, Carúpano, Casanay, Caucagua, Churuguara, Ciudad Bolívar, Ciudad Ojeda, Coro, Cumaná, Dabajuro, Ejido, El Tigre, El Tocuyo, El Vigía, Guanare, Guasdualito, Guatire, Güiria, Jusepín, La Asunción, Machiques, Maturín, Mene Grande, Mérida, Nueva Bolivia, Ocumare del Tuy, Porlamar, Pueblo Nuevo, Puerto, Puerto Ayacucho, Puerto Cumarebo, Puerto la Cruz, Puerto Páez, Puerto Píritu, Punto Fijo, Quiriquire, Rosario, Rubio, Sabeneta, San Carlos, San Cristóbal, San Felipe, San Fernando de Apure, San José de Guanipa, San José de Guaribe, San Juan de Colón, San Juan de los Morros, San Rafael, Santa Bárbara, Trujillo, Tucupita, Valera, and Valle de la Pascua.

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