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Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Athlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana
Population: 21 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Caracas
Comparative area: Slightly more than twice the size of California
Religions: Roman Catholic 96 percent, Protestant 2 percent
Landscape: Mountain ranges extend across much of northern Venezuela; vast plains spread across the central area; high plateaus and low mountains cover the south
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1935

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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