Chinese Venezuelans

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Chinese Venezuelans
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Valencia, Caracas, Maracay, Barquisimeto, Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz, Maracaibo, Maturín, Acarigua
Venezuelan Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, others
Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, Taoism
Related ethnic groups
Asian Latin Americans

Chinese Venezuelans (Spanish: Chino-venezolanos) are people of Chinese ancestry who were born in or have immigrated to Venezuela. The country is home to nearly 400,000 Chinese.[1] Almost all their businesses are related to the culinary field.[2]



Areas of Venezuela where the Chinese community is concentrated
Percentage of population born in China through Venezuela

States with the highest proportions of Chinese-born population tend to be those of the Capital Region and Eastern Region. The states with the most population of Chinese-born people are also located in the central-north area.

At the 2011 census, this was the breakdown of Chinese-born population by state:[3]

State Chinese-born Population Percentage
Flag of Amazonas Indigenous State.svg Amazonas 31 0.021
Flag of Anzoátegui State.svg Anzoátegui 1,193 0.082
Flag of Apure State.svg Apure 116 0.025
Flag of Aragua State.svg Aragua 1,305 0.081
Flag of Barinas State.svg Barinas 414 0.051
Flag of Bolívar State.svg Bolívar 515 0.037
Flag of Caracas.svg Capital District 1,765 0.092
Flag of Carabobo State.svg Carabobo 2,016 0.09
Flag of Cojedes State.svg Cojedes 167 0.039
Flag of Delta Amacuro State.svg Delta Amacuro 42 0.026
Flag of Falcón.svg Falcón 269 0.028
Federal dependencies of Venezuela's Flag.svg Federal Dependencies 1 0.047
Flag of Guárico State.svg Guárico 350 0.047
Flag of Lara State.svg Lara 1,247 0.071
Flag of Mérida State.svg Mérida 306 0.037
Flag of Miranda state.svg Miranda 1,453 0.055
Flag of Monagas State.png Monagas 796 0.088
Flag of Nueva Esparta.svg Nueva Esparta 344 0.071
Flag of Portuguesa.svg Portuguesa 660 0.077
Flag of Sucre State.svg Sucre 321 0.037
Flag of Táchira.svg Tachira 264 0.023
Flag of Trujillo State.svg Trujillo 336 0.049
Flag of Vargas State.svg Vargas 134 0.038
Flag of Yaracuy State.svg Yaracuy 394 0.066
Flag of Zulia State.svg Zulia 919 0.025
Total Venezuela 15,358 0.06

Communities with high percentages of Chinese-born people[edit]