National Symbols of Venezuela

Located in the north of South America, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela sits between Colombia, Brazil, Guyana, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and the biggest city is Caracas. Venezuelans are a mix of Amerindians and White Europeans, and the population is primarily Christian Catholics. The official currency is Venezuelan Bolivars, and the official language is Spanish. The country code is +58, and the official domain is “.ve.”

“God And Federation” is the official motto of Venezuela which shows the power of religion and government in the country. Simon Bolivar, the great Venezuelan commander and politician during the 19th-century wars against the Spanish Kingdom is considered the father of the country and the national hero. The 5th of July is celebrated as the national day as it signifies the date of the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811. The Venezuelan flag includes three horizontal bands of yellow, blue, and red, respectively. Plus, there are eight stars in the middle blue band, symbolizing the eight signatories to the Venezuelan declaration of independence. Furthermore, the Venezuelan emblem features three sections in national colors; the red section with wheat, the yellow section with swords and weapons, the blue section with a laurel. Above the sections are two crossed cornucopias, horns of plenty, pouring out wealth.

The national symbol animal is the spectacled bear, and the symbolic bird is the endemic Venezuelan Troupial. Orchid Cattleya Mossiae is the national flower as it is the origin of this orchid type, and the national tree is Tabebuia Chrysantha with its vivid yellow flowers. Pabellon Criollo, the national dish, consists of cooked white rice, shredded meat, black beans, and slices of ripe fried plantains. Mango is the national fruit whale La Tiziana, orange juice, grenadine pin with various cut fruits is the national drink. Joropo is the national dance that is danced with the national dress from the llanos region, Liqui Liqui. It consists of a long-sleeved jacket, pants, and espadrilles with different bright colors.

The famous National Pantheon of Venezuela in Caracas is the national monument and mausoleum. Football is the most famous and national sport. Cuatro is the national instrument which is a variation of the guitar. “Venezuela Is Your Destination” is the tourist motto, and the national airline is called Conviasa.

Country information

Official name(s) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Alternative name(s) Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (official, English)
Regional location Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana
Country name etymology "Little Venice", from Italian Venezuola, the diminutive of Venezia.
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
Terrain Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast
Population 28,435,940
National Day 5 Jul 1811
Language(s) Spanish
Religion Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestant
Country code +58
Literacy rate 97.13%
Currency Venezuelan bolivar soberano
Capital city Caracas
Domain(TLD) .ve
Ethnicity Mestizo mixed Amerindian and White European
Head of government President
Nationality Venezuelan
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−4 (VET)
Average elevation 450 m (1,476 ft)
Coastline 2,800 Km
Mains electricity 120 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Venezuela

Flag map of Venezuela

Motto of Venezuela

Dios y Federación - "God and Federation"

National animal of Venezuela

The National animal of Venezuela is Venezuelan troupial

National Animal of Venezuela - Venezuelan troupial

National flower of Venezuela

The National flower of Venezuela is Easter orchid. Botanical name is Orchid cattleya mossiae.

National flower of Venezuela -  Easter orchid

National bird of Venezuela

The National bird of Venezuela is Venezuelan troupial

National bird of Venezuela - Venezuelan troupial

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Venezuelan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Hungry love doesn’t last.

A good friend will fit you like ring to finger.

A monkey, even dressed in silk is still a monkey.

Goat that tears a drum pays with its own hide.

More inside than a drawer and more out than a balcony.

There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Earth.

Children born fat, won’t change even if girdled since childhood.

There’s no illness that lasts one hundred years, or body that can resist it.

Join with good men and you will be one of them.

Looking for the cat’s fifth leg.

A shrimp that falls asleep is swept by the current.

When the river makes noise it’s because it’s carrying rocks.

Each thief judges by his condition.

One sword keeps another in its scabbard.

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