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Venezuela. By: Candace Crane. Government. Federal Republic President Hugo Chavez President elected by vote Term of office is 6 years President may be re-elected to a single consecutive term President appoints vice president. Venezuela. What you will find in Venezuela:

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venezuela

Venezuela

By:

Candace Crane

government
Government
  • Federal Republic
  • President
    • Hugo Chavez
  • President elected by vote
  • Term of office is 6 years
  • President may be re-elected to a single consecutive term
  • President appoints vice president
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Venezuela
  • What you will find in Venezuela:
    • South America’s largest lake
    • Third-longest river
    • Highest waterfall in the world
    • The longest of all snakes
    • Jaguars
    • Armadillos
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Venezuela
  • The name “Venezuela” is said to have originated from the cartographer Amerigo Vespucci.
history of venezuela
History of Venezuela
  • Colonized by Spain in 1522
  • Declared independence on Spain on July 5, 1811
facts about venezuela
Full name

Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela

Capital City

Caracas

Population

25,000,000

About half live in poverty

Official language

Spanish

Religion

Roman Catholic (96%)

Protestant

Facts About Venezuela
facts
Divided into 23 states

Grouped into 9 administrative regions

Andean

Capital

Central

Central-Western

Guayanna

Insular

Llanos

North-Eastern

Zulian

World’s 33rd largest country

About half the size of Alaska

Facts
national symbols
National flower

Orchid

National tree

Araguaney

National bird

Turpial

National symbols

The Flag

Coat of Arms

National Anthem

National Symbols
family structures
Family Structures
  • Before the oil era began in the mid-1920s, about 70 percent of the Venezuelan population was rural, illiterate, and poor
  • Over the next fifty years, the ratios were reversed so that over 88 percent of the population became urban and literate.
  • Even the most isolated peasants and tribal Indians felt some effects of this economic growth
    • Opened up access to the elite stature
    • Expanded opportunities for large numbers of immigrants
    • Increased the size, power, and cohesiveness of the middle class
    • Created a sector of organized workers within the lower class