Venezuela

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  • President: Nicolás Maduro (2013)

  • Land area: 340,560 sq mi (882,050 sq km); total area: 352,144 sq mi (912,050 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 28,868,486 (growth rate: 1.42%); birth rate: 19.42/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.33/1000; life expectancy: 74.39; density per sq mile: 77

  • Capital (2014 est.): Caracas, 5,243,301 (metro. area), 2,013,366 (city proper)

  • Largest cities (2011): Maracaibo, 2.31 million; Valencia, 1.866 million; Barquisimeto, 1.245 million; Maracay, 1.115 million; Ciudad Guayana, 799,000

  • Monetary unit: Bolivar

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