Country: Venezuela

Population: 26,023,528

Capital: Caracas

Time Zone: UTC-4

Currency Name: bolivar (VEB)

Government Type: federal republic

Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects

Ethnic Breakdown: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

Religion: nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%

Major Cities: Caracas

Phone Country Code: 58

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: Decemner - January

Voltage: 120 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), January 6 (Epiphany), Carnival, Easter, March 19 (St. Joseh's Day), April 19 (Beginning of the Independence Movement), May 1 (Labor Day), June 24 (Battle of Carabobo), July 5 (Independence Day), July 24 (Birth of Simon Bolivar), August 3 (Flag Day), October 12 (Day of Indigenous Resistance), November 1 (All Saints Day), November 17-19 (Feria of La Chinita), December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 24 (Christmas Eve), December 31 (New Year's Eve)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Venezuela's Angel Falls drop 3,212 feet, the longest uninterrupted waterfall in the world.