is the 6th largest country in South America. Venezuela is bordered to the west by Colombia, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south and Caribbean Sea to the north. It is approximately 912,050 square kilometers. The capital city is called Caracas. Other large cities include Maracaibo, Valencia, and Barquisimeto. The total population is approximately 29,000,000 people with a growth rate of 1.468%.The current president is Nicolas Maduro .The monetary unit of Venezuela is the Bolivar. This country was colonized by Spain and it gained its independence in 1821 after a long struggle because the indigenous people resisted the colonial rule.
Venezuela is divided into 23 states and the system of government is the federal government.