Capital: Caracas

Population: 31,784,145 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Venezuelan Bolívar (VEF)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Languages: Other different, indigenous dialects

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, African, indigenous and others

Largest Cities: Caracas, Maracaibo, Maracay, Valencia

Main Sport: Football, Baseball

Political System: Federal Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Carnival (February 8-9)

Saint Joseph´s Day (March 19)

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25) 

Declaration of Independence (April 19)

Labor Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Corpus Christi (May 26)

Carabobo Battle (June 24)

Independence Day (July 5)

Simón Bolívar’s Birthday (July 24)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Indigenous Resistance Day (October 12)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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