Venezuela Background Stats

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  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
Full name Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 2013
Independence day date July 5 1811
Land border length 4,993 km 2014 33th out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 2,200 km 2014 3rd out of 10
National anthems Gloria al Bravo Pueblo ( Glory to the Brave People ) 2011
National identity card In Venezuela it is called C\u00e9dula de Identidad, it is mandatory at the age of 10 and is renewed every 10 years 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Barbados (M) Brazil (L) Colombia Dominica (M) Dominican Republic (M) France (M) Guyana Netherlands (M) Saint Kitts and Nevis (M) Saint Lucia (M) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (M) Trinidad and Tobago (M) Aruba ( Netherlands ) (M) Curaçao ( Netherlands ) (M) Montserrat ( United Kingdom ) (M) Puerto Rico ( United States ) (M) United States Virgin Islands ( United States ) (M) 2014

Venezuela has some of the world's largest proven oil deposits as well as huge quantities of coal, iron ore, bauxite and gold.

Yet most Venezuelans live in poverty, many of them in shanty towns, some of which sprawl over the hillsides around the capital, Caracas.

Venezuela's economic fortunes are tied to world oil prices. A 1970s boom largely benefited the middle classes, but a subsequent price collapse condemned many of this class to poverty while eroding the living standards of the already impoverished.

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