projected population for 2010 is estimated at approximately 28.809 million, with
a birth rate of 29.9 per thousand and a low mortality rate of 4.7 per thousand.
By 2001, the Federal District and the State of Miranda, which are the areas with the greatest commercial and financial activity, have a population of 7.7 million inhabitants. The States of Aragua, Carabobo and Lara are industrial and agricultural centers with a total of approximately 5 million inhabitants.
Zulia, the major cattle rising and oil producing state, has a population
of over 3 million inhabitants. Guayana,
is the region with the most important mineral reserves and also the largest
territory of the State of Bolívar, which has a population of a little more than