Venezuela is famous for many things, among which is oil, people, food and tourist attractions. Venezuela is one of the world's top oil producers, its major export. In fact it has 297 billion barrels in oil reserves.Know More
Venezuela is famous for its people, including its great ethnic diversity. Citizens are from ethnic groups with Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Arab, African and indigenous ties. Yet, of all these different groups 96 percent consider themselves Roman Catholics. According to CNN, one of the most famous Venezuelans is Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela from 1998 to 2013 when he died of cancer. Prior to his presidency, Chavez attempted two unsuccessful coups. Venezuelans elected him president three times.
Venezuela is also famous for its food, among which are the popular desserts dulce de leche and flan. Dulce de leche is a thick caramel sauce made with sugar and milk, and flan is a sweet dessert with a gelatin-like consistency. Finally, Venezuela is famous for its stunning tourist attractions, such as Angel Falls and La Isla Margarita. Angel Falls is known as the largest waterfall in the world, measuring 3,211 feet and is located in the Canaima National Park. La Isla Margarita boasts crystalline waters and pristine beaches.Learn more about South America
Venezuela has four major physical features: the Maracaibo lowlands, the mountains that run along the western border of the country, the Orinoco plains and the Guiana highlands. The country has a number of rivers, lakes, forests and areas of land that are rich for farming and petroleum products as well.Full Answer >
Historically, the national motto of the South American country of Venezuela is "Dios y Federacion." The English translation of the phrase is "God and Federation."Full Answer >
Major products of Venezuela include food crops and livestock, equipment and machinery, transport and construction materials, medical instruments, chemicals, medicinal drugs, iron and steel commodities, crude oil and petroleum-derived products. As of 2015, Venezuela's oil industry constitutes the largest economic sector. Venezuela is said to produce 2.475 million barrels of crude oil on a daily basis, based on the 2013 estimate by the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.Full Answer >
Lake Valencia, Lake Maracaibo and Orinoco River are all bodies of water found in Venezuela. The country also relies on the Caribbean Sea for transportation and commercial activities.Full Answer >