VENEZUELA FOR KIDS  

 

                                        Geografic Situation

 

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Venezuela lies on the northern coast of South America, where the continent meets the Caribbean Sea, between latitudes 0º 38’ and 12º 13’ N, and longitudes 59º 47’ and 73º 25’ W. Its territory covers 916,490 square kilometers, or 353,857 square miles, about the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. Besides the Atlantic and the Caribbean, it is bordered on the West by Colombia, and on the South by Brazil and Guyana. Topographically, Venezuela includes regions as diverse as the snowcapped peaks of the Andes, and the vast central plains, white sand beaches and transparent waters, dry and desert-like zones and ancient tablelands called Tepuis, emerging from the dense green of the jungles of the south.

 

Maximum temperature is 95º F.  The average temperature in Caracas the capital        is 74.3º F.

 

In Venezuela you will find:

The highest waterfall in the world: the Angel Fall (980 meters)

The largest lake in Latin America: Lake Maracaibo

One of the oldest geological formations: Guayana’s Massif    

The third biggest river in South America: the Orinoco River

         43 national parks and 21 natural monuments

 

 

 

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