Venezuela By Esther Franco General Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana Capitol: Caracas. Languish: Spanish. Population: 26,414,815 (July 2008 est.) Agenda Brief History. National colors. Folkloric Dances and Music. The Salto al Angel. Paces to go on vacation. Brief History Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). Independence day : July 5th 1811 (From Spain) Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president since 1999, seeks to implement his "21st Century Socialism,". Venezuela remains highly dependent on oil revenues, which account for roughly 90% of export earnings, more than 50% of the federal budget revenues. National Colors three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), blue, and red with the coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band and an arc of eight white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band Folk Dances and Music Llanero is Venezuela's folk music along with Tambores (drums) Simon Dias is the most important Llanero Artist In Venezuela. Also known as Tio Simon (uncle Simon) The traditional dances are Joropo and Tambores. Joropo is usually danced at the sound of Llanero music. Tambores is danced at the sound of The drums, it was introduced to Venezuela's culture by the African slaves. Angel Falls The Largest waterfall in the world. Located in Guayana Highlands. It plunges off the edge of a table-top mountain. It freefalls 2,421 feet to the river below.(15 times larger than Niagara falls) It is name after an adventurous pilot Jimmy Angel From Missouri. Who first saw the falls in 1933. Angle Falls. Angel Falls Places to Visit. Margarita. Pico Bolivar. Maracaibo. Coro. Guayana. Places to Visit. Margaita. Great Beaches. Places to Visit. Pico Bolivar. The largest mountain in Venezuela. Places to Visit. Maracaibo. It has the Longest concrete bridge in the world. (8,687 ms) And Colorful Architecture. Places to Visit. Maracaibo. Puente Rafael Urdaneta. Places to Visit. Coro. It has sand dunes. And beaches. Angel Falls Angel Falls Interesting (random) Facts. Venezuela is one of the major exporters of oil. It has won about 6 times Miss Universe, Counting this year. Venezuela is slightly twice the size of California. It has around 7 ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people. It has 390 airports. Conclusion We talked briefly about Venezuela’s history, national colors. The Folk Dances and music. The Magnificent Salto Angel ( Angel Falls ). Places to visit, such as Margarita, Maracaibo, Coro, Pico Bolívar, and Guyana And interesting Facts. Any Questions????
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