Outline of Venezuela

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An enlargeable relief map of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Venezuela:

Venezuelasovereign country located in northern South America.[1] Venezuela comprises a continental mainland and numerous islands located off the Venezuelan coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The country borders Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north, off the Venezuelan coast. Falling within the tropics, Venezuela sits close to the equator, in the Northern Hemisphere. A former Spanish colony, which has been an independent republic since 1821, Venezuela holds territorial disputes with Guyana, largely concerning the Essequibo area, and with Colombia concerning the Gulf of Venezuela. In 1895, after the dispute over the Guyana border flared up, it was submitted to a neutral commission, which in 1899 decided it mostly in Guyana's favour.[2] Today, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is known widely for its petroleum industry, the environmental diversity of its territory, and its natural features. Venezuela is considered to be among the world's 17 most biodiverse countries.[3]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Venezuela

Geography of Venezuela[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Venezuela

Geography of Venezuela

  • Coastline: 2,800 km

Environment of Venezuela[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Venezuela

Environment of Venezuela

Natural geographic features of Venezuela[edit]

Regions of Venezuela[edit]

Ecoregions of Venezuela[edit]

  • List of ecoregions in Venezuela

Administrative divisions of Venezuela[edit]

Administrative divisions of Venezuela

Provinces of Venezuela[edit]
Districts of Venezuela[edit]
  • Districts of Venezuela
Municipalities of Venezuela[edit]

Demography of Venezuela[edit]

Government and politics of Venezuela[edit]

Branches of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Court system of Venezuela

Citizen branch of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Electoral branch of the government of Venezuela[edit]

Foreign relations of Venezuela[edit]

Foreign relations of Venezuela

International organization membership[edit]

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Venezuela[edit]

Law of Venezuela

Military of Venezuela[edit]

Local government in Venezuela[edit]

  • Local government in Venezuela

History of Venezuela[edit]

History of Venezuela, by period[edit]

History of Venezuela, by region[edit]

History of Venezuela, by subject[edit]

Culture of Venezuela[edit]

Culture of Venezuela

Art in Venezuela[edit]

Sports in Venezuela[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Venezuela[edit]

Economy of Venezuela

Education in Venezuela[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Venezuela". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Venezuela Boundary Dispute, 1895-1899". www.globalsecurity.org.
  3. ^ "South America Banks on Regional Strategy to Safeguard Quarter of Earth's Biodiversity". Conservation International. Archived from the original on 4 October 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Venezuela". U.S. Department of State.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Venezuela

General references (in English)
Other (in English)