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Transcript of Geography
In 1499,the Spanish established their first settlement, Nueva Cadiz.
In the early 1900s Venezuela discovered oil, and most of the wealth went to the ruling class, Meeting the Europeans There were three main tribes. The Carib, the Arawak, and the Chibcha.
The most advanced were the Chibcha, having agricultural skills far ahead of their time. Before the Europeans History Facts Lies at the northern extreme of South America. Venezuela Officially Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Sixth largest country in South America Bordered by Columbia, Brazil, Guyana, and the Caribbean Sea. The Landscape The Orinoco basin is a pastoral area. Ranges become a region of hills, basins and plateaus known as the Venezuelan highlands The Guiana Highlands occupy more than half of the nation and are noted for natural wonders such as Angel Falls. It is separated into four major divisions, the Venezuelan Highlands, the Coastal Lowlands, the Orinoco Basin, and the Guiana Highlands. Maps Venezuela has 23 states. Has an area of 900,000 sq. km Borders Columbia, Brazil, Guyana and the Caribbean. Famous People from
Venezuela Simon Bolivar Romulo Betancourt Liberated Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Panamá from Spain. Led a revolt against dictators and rewrote the constitution, The The Flag's Colors Yellow- represents the gold of the Americas. Blue- stood for the Atlantic Ocean. Red- signifies Spain. Accessories Stars- represent the original seven provinces. Other facts The flag was adopted on February 19, 1954 Based on the flag flown by the resistance fighters against Spanish colonial rule. Insignia- Venezuela Coat-of-Arms Culture and
Tradition Carnival is the main festival of the year. Native cuisine includes Areapas, Hallaca, empanada and tizana. The most well known type of Venezuelan music is a rhythm called Joropo. Venezuelan Cities Caracas Maracaibo Has it's own district. Capital of Venezuela. Population of 5,276,000. Located in a state called Zulia. Population of 3,163,670 Current
Events Oil Spill May 13, 2010 Aban Pearl gas platform sank. It contained 600 to 700 million cubic feet of gas. Pirate Attacks On December 21, three men were attacked and robbed at Iron Punt. Attractions Angel Falls Tallest waterfall in the world (stands 3,212 ft. and Is 500 ft wide at its base). located on the Churun River of the Guiana Highlands in southeastern Venezuela Discovered in the 1930s. The End "SIMON BOLIVAR." Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the U.S. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.embavenez-us.org/kids.venezuela/simon.bolivar.htm>. A series of dictators started, and continued
until 1947 when Romulo Betancourt
rewrote the constitution. Bibiliography "Venezuela Flag - World Flags 101 - Venezuelan Flags." Flags of the World. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.worldflags101.com/v/venezuela-flag.aspx>. "Venezuela - An Introduction." Geographia - World Travel Destinations, Culture and History Guide. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.geographia.com/venezuela/history.htm>. "Culture of Venezuela - Traditional, History, People, Traditions, Women, Beliefs, Food, Customs, Family." Countries and Their Cultures. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.everyculture.com/To-Z/Venezuela.html>. "VENEZUELA FACTS." UNIQUE SOUTHAMERICA TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-experience.com/venezuela-facts.html>. PICTURES "Culture of Venezuela - Traditional, History, People, Traditions, Women, Beliefs, Food, Customs, Family." Countries and Their Cultures. Web. 08 Mar. 2011. <http://www.everyculture.com/To-Z/Venezuela.html>.
"VENEZUELA FACTS." UNIQUE SOUTHAMERICA TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-experience.com/venezuela-facts.html>. Period 8
3/5/11 Agriculture includes rice and corn.
Major industries involve oil,textiles; iron ore, steel, aluminum
Capital is Caracas The major river is the Orinoco Contains a section of the Andes mountains Has the tallest waterfall in the world; Angel Falls. National sport is Soccer. Their form of Government is a Federal Republic.