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Venezuela Flag The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country in northern South Africa. It shares land borders with Brazil, Colombia, and Guyana, as well as having a coastline on the Caribbean Sea

As of 2009, the population of Venezuela was estimated as being 26,814,843. The country's capital and largest city is Caracas, which, as of 2009, had an estimated population of 3,196,514.

Venezuela Country Details


Country Name Venezuela
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Venezuela Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Caracas


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Books about Venezuela


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Venezuela: The Bradt Travel Guide
By Russell Maddicks

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (448 pages)

Venezuela: The Bradt Travel Guide
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Venezuela is a long-overlooked paradise for backpackers, adventure travellers and also hikers, climbers, rafters and birders. From horse-trekking in the Andes to choosing a desert island on which to be ‘marooned’, travellers will find everything they need in this new edition. Packed with unparalleled information on hotel and restaurant options, Bradt’s Venezuela pays particular attention to national parks and wild areas, but includes plenty of hip urban information too.

Lonely Planet Venezuela (Country Travel Guide)
By Kevin Raub & Tom Masters

Lonely Planet
Paperback (312 pages)

Lonely Planet Venezuela (Country Travel Guide)
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Nobody knows Venezuela like Lonely Planet, and our 6th edition helps you explore its astounding natural beauty and safely navigate its chaotic cities. Laze on a white-sand Caribbean beach, climb to the top of otherworldly Roraima, admire the world’s highest waterfall or party with Caracas’ in-crowd – we’ll show you how.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

In This Guide:

Full color highlights chapter features author and traveler favorites
Green Index helps make your travels ecofriendly
Unmatched outdoor activity coverage includes trekking, diving and wildlife-watching
Venezuela Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
By Ben Box

Footprint
Paperback (184 pages)

Venezuela Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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Glittering emerald lagoons with dazzling white beaches and wild, untamed rainforest are joined by the Venezuelan llanos, home to luxurious ranches and exotic animals. Venezuela Handbook covers all the top attractions in this overwhelming country, plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track.
Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Carolyn McCarthy

Lonely Planet
Paperback (1104 pages)

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to South America *

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics
  • Over 170 maps
  • Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Alex Egerton, Beth Kohn & Kevin Raub

Brand: Lonely Planet
Paperback (1112 pages)

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#1 best-selling guide to South America*

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Trek the Inca Trail to mysterious Machu Picchu, float down the mighty Amazon on a riverboat, or learn to tango in Buenos Aires, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, music, cuisine, sports, wildlife, environment, architecture, literature, cinema, and current events.
  • Over 179 maps
  • Useful features - including If You Like, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), and Countries at a Glance
  • Coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less traveled, or Lonely Planet's Discover Guides, which are photo-rich guides to those destinations' most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Greg Benchwick, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Bridget Gleeson, Beth Kohn, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith and Lucas Vidgen.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2012 to March 2013.

Venezuela
By Aquiles Nazoa

O. Todtmann Editores
Hardcover (131 pages)

Venezuela
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Texto de Aquiles Nazoa. Fotografías de Karl Weidmann. Textos en Español, Inglés y Alemán. Text by Aquiles Nazoa. Photographs by Karl Weidmann. Texts in English, Spanish and German.
Venezuela - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Russell Maddicks

Kuperard
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Venezuela - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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An influential oil producer with a colorful and charismatic president at its helm since 1999, Venezuela is a vast, sometimes frustrating, but never dull country. It is one of the most complex countries in Latin America and one of the least understood. An ambitious attempt to benefit the poor and redistribute oil wealth by President Hugo Chavez has seen a major political transformation in recent years that has put a severe strain on its traditional ties with the USA. He has made steadfast attempts to confront his powerful northern neighbor and reduce Venezuela’s economic dependence on the United States. However, Miami remains the top holiday destination for Venezuelans traveling abroad, baseball beats soccer as the preferred sport, and teenage girls still cover their bedroom walls with American idols like Justin Bieber. Venezuelans are known for being friendly, gregarious, and outgoing. They value family over everything and love to criticize the status quo, but they are also fiercely proud and protective of their homeland and react poorly to criticism of their country from outsiders. Culture Smart! Venezuela takes you beyond the stereotypical descriptions of a tropical petro-state, famous for its beauty queens and its populist president, to provide you with an insider’s understanding of the country and its people. Practical tips, valuable insights, and vital statistics will help you get to the heart of this vibrant, sometimes contradictory, and increasingly important country.

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