Venezuela is actually officially the “Bolivarian Republic of Venezula.” The capital if Caracas. The national flower is the orchid. There is 1740 miles of coastline. They were ruled by the Spanish for close to 300 years.The currency is called Bolivar. Venezuela has the highest waterfall in the world called Angel Falls. It drops 3,212 feet and a half times the height of the Empire State Building and more then four times the height of Canary Wharf at 748ft. It is a fact that the country got it’s name from it’s likeness of Venice, Italy! The number one export for Venezuela is oil. You can be sure that there are many beautiful women in Venezuela. In fact there are more Miss Universes and Miss Worlds then in any other country. There are only two seasons in eastern Venezuela. Hot and Dry and Hot and Wet.
The most popular sport in Venezuela is baseball. They have produced such baseball stars as Luis Aparicio, Chico Carrasquel, Dave Concepcion, Manny Trillo, Ozzie Guillen, Omar Vizquel and Carlos Garcia. Soccer is not called soccer in Venezuela. It is called “futbol.” If you enjoy hot showers, you may be the only one. Taking a hot shower is rare in this country! They don’t have hot water heaters! Foods are diverse including such dishes as pabellon, empenadas, arepas and hallacas. Many people in Venezuela lack the proper sanitation. The Christmas season is important in Venezuela. In the capital of Caracas the streets get blocked off on Christmas Eve so that people can rollerskate to church!
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle was written about an expedition to Mount Roraima in Venezuela. You can still find prehistoric animals there! You can’t watch the popular television series ,”The Simpsons” in Venezuela. It was banned because they felt it was inappropriate for children. Not only has Venezuela been rated as one of the happiest countries in the world but it has also been rated as the most murderous! That is quite a contrast! You can bet that Venezuelans are stubborn people. They have submitted 18 films to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film, but have not received any nominations. If you have children going to school they can choose the times they go. For younger children there are morning and afternoon classes. For older children they can even go to night school from 5pm to 10pm.