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BIENVENIDOS A VENEZUELA!




HI!I AM KATIE ELIZABETH FROM GUYANA.I AM FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.THIS IS MY BLOG ON VENEZUELA.VENEZUELA IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA.IT IS ONE OF GUYANA'S CONTINENTAL NEIGHBOURS.




NATIONAL FLAG OF VENEZUELA


NATIONAL SEAL

Motto: Dios y Federación (Spanish)
God and Federation


Venezuela is divided into twenty-three states (Estados), a capital district (distrito capital) corresponding to the city of Caracas, the Federal Dependencies (Dependencias Federales, a special territory), and Guayana Esequiba (claimed in a border dispute with Guyana). Venezuela is further subdivided into 335 municipalities (municipios); these are subdivided into over one thousand parishes (parroquias). The states are grouped into nine administrative regions. (regiones administrativas), which were established by presidential decree. Historically, Venezuela has also claimed all Guyanese territory west of the Essequibo River; this 159,500 square kilometres (61,583 sq mi) tract was dubbed Guayana Esequiba or the Zona en Reclamación (the "zone to be reclaimed").

Administrative regions
Name Subregions
Andean Barinas, Mérida, Táchira, Trujillo, Páez Municipality of Apure
Capital Miranda, Vargas, Capital District
Central Aragua, Carabobo, Cojedes
Central-Western Falcón, Lara, Portuguesa, Yaracuy
Guayana Bolívar, Amazonas, Delta Amacuro
Insular Nueva Esparta, Federal Dependencies
Llanos Apure (excluding Paez Municipality), Guárico
North-Eastern Anzoátegui, Monagas, Sucre
Zulian Zulia


CAPITAL:CARACAS
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:SPANISH
DEMONYM:VENEZUELAN
PRESIDENT:Hugo Chávez Frías
INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN:JULY 5,1811
FROM GRAN COLUMBIA:JANUARY 13,1830
RECOGNIZED:MARCH 30,1845
AREA:353,841 SQUARE MILES
POPULATION
FEBRUARY 2008 ESTIMATE:28,199,822
CURRENCY:Bolívar fuerte




Venezuela is epic in proportion: it boasts South America's largest lake and third-longest river, the highest waterfall in the world, the longest of all snakes, and some of the most spectacular landscapes you'll ever see.

There are the snowcapped peaks of the Andes in the west; steamy Amazonian jungles in the south; the hauntingly beautiful Gran Sabana plateau, with its strange flat-topped mountains, in the east; and miles of white-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms on the Caribbean coast.

Venezuela , officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a country on the northern coast of South America.

The country comprises a continental mainland and numerous islands located off the Venezuelan coastline in the Caribbean Sea. Currently, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela possesses borders with 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.



The Turpial is the national bird of Venezuela. It is black and yellow with a long white streak across the wings (which are black).


It is a beautiful bird that lives alone or in pairs, mainly in the warm areas of the country such as the llanos (Southwestern plains) and forests.

Anthem: Gloria al Bravo Pueblo (Spanish)
Glory to the Brave People

English

— Chorus —
Glory to the brave people
which shook off the yoke,
the Law respecting
virtue and honour.
— I —
“Down with the chains!” (repeat)
Cried out the Lord; (repeat)
and the poor man in his hovel
for freedom implored.
Upon this holy name ((repeat))
trembled in fear
the vile selfishness
that had once triumphed.
((repeat last four lines))
(((repeat last two lines)))
(Chorus)
— II —
Let’s cry out aloud: (repeat)
Down with oppression! (repeat)
Faithful countrymen, your strength
lies in your unity;
and from the heavens ((repeat))
the supreme Creator
breathed a sublime spirit
into the nation.
((repeat last four lines))
(((repeat last two lines)))
(Chorus)
— III —
United by bonds (repeat)
made by heaven, (repeat)
all America exists
as a Nation;
and if tyranny ((repeat))
raises its voice,
follow the example
given by Caracas.
((repeat last four lines))
(((repeat last two lines)))
(Chorus)


A colorful exotic bird



The golden silk orb-weaver is among the more common of Venezuela's arthropods.


The capybara, the world's largest rodent is found in Venezuela.


The Venezuelan Orchid is native of the coastal mountain range . It was declared National Flower on the 23 of May of 1951, after an exhaustive investigation by the Venezuelan Society of Natural Sciences. It is popularly known as the "Flower of May" because in the XIXst century towns used it to adorn the "Crucifix of May". Its scientific name Cattleya remembers William Cattley, who in 1818 cultivated the first bulbs of this plant in England, from species sent from Brazil .


This impressive plant of the Bignoneaceae family was decreed as Venezuela's national tree species in 1948. The name is of indigenous origin (Caribbean) and it describes several species of the Genus Tabebuia, among which chrisantha is taken as the main species.

It is a tree of medium size whose trunk can grow straight or bent, in dry tropical forests, in the borders of savannas, in valleys or arid hills, up to an altitude of 1.200 meters. It is distinguished by a massive yellow glowing bloom.




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