Cities in VENEZUELA
The Republic of Venezuela (officially: República de Venezuela) is the sixth largest country in the South American continent. The country has an area of 916,700 km2. Venezuela measures 1271 km from north to south and 1493 km from east to west. Venezuela is located in the northeast of South America and is bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea (the coastline is more than 2800 km long), to the west by Colombia (2050 km), in the south at Brazil (2200 km) and in the east at Guyana (743 km). The most northerly part of Venezuela is Aves Island, about 400 km north of Isla Margarita.
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The landscape is very varied with sandy beaches, mountains, savannas, tropical rainforest and desert-like dune landscape. The coastal mountain range, the forested Cordillera de la Costa, is an offshoot of the Andes mountain range with heights of up to almost 2800 meters. This mountain range runs from the west to the Paría peninsula in the east of Venezuela. The mountain range divides at one point into the Serranía de la Costa and the Serranía del Interior. Between these two mountain ranges there are fertile high plains and sheltered valleys and it is also the most densely populated area in Venezuela.
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The endless central plain in the middle of Venezuela is called the 'Llanos' and takes up one third of the land. This plain even extends deep into Colombia. The catchment area of the 2140 km long where the Orinoco River runs, along with innumerable rivers and canals. The Río Caroní is the second largest river in Venezuela with 640 km. Near the ocean, the Orinoco branches into an immense delta covered by swamp forests.
Dydyñski, K. / Venezuela
Ferguson, J. / Venezuela : mensen, politiek, economie, cultuur
Launspach, W. / Reishandboek Venezuela, Margarita
Morrison, M. / Venezuela
O’Bryan, L. / Venezuela, Isla Margarita
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