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The economy of Venezuela is based on oil, although efforts have been made to develop heavy industry, e.g. steel and aluminium, and revive the agricultural sector. From the 1950s to the beginning of the 1980s the Venezuelan economy was the strongest in South America. Venezuela manufactures and exports steel, aluminium, transport equipment, textiles, apparel, beverages, and foodstuffs. It produces cement, tires, paper, fertilizer, and assembles cars both for domestic and export markets.

Arepas are fried or baked corn pancakes, either plain or with a filling and most Venezuelans eat them as part of their daily diet in place of bread. They are one of the national dishes of Venezuela and there are many food stands or small restaurants called Areperas, which specialise in the making of these small delights.
Venezuela Carnaval

One of the most popular parties in Venezuela is the Carnival. Days full with papelillos, disguises, surprises and games. In all the states of the country, children, youths and adults, take place and they enjoy to the they are of the traditional music. Each region has its special way to celebrate the Carnival.In the oriental states they are traditional the calls Paschal Amusements, events carried out between the time of Christmas and Carnival, where theatrical, musical and choreographic manifestations converge. It is famous the International Carnival of Carúpano, in the state Sucre, due to their tradition, vistosidad and tourist attractiveness. In the Zulia, the daubs and the viejitos they conform the traditional parade of disguises; in Trujillo, the Doll of the Calenda it is the dance in which you/they make appearance the most diverse and curious characters.

Baseball is Venezuela's most popular sport, although football (soccer), spearheaded by the Venezuela national football team, is gaining influence.

The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex in Caracas.

Carlos Raúl Villanueva was the most important Venezuelan architect of the modern era; he designed the Central University of Venezuela, (a World Heritage Site) and its Aula Magna. Other notable architectural works include the Capitol, the Baralt Theatre, the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex, and the General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge.

Caracas Venezuela Temple

Basílica de La Chinita, Our Lady of Rosario of Chiquinquirá Basilica, Maracaibo

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