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Nations report pt 1

  1. 1. Chile <ul><li>Geography, People, Culture, History </li></ul>BY: SAMANTHA BAKER
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Venezuela: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is located in the north region of South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is bordered by Brazil in the South, Colombia on the West border of the country, Guyana in the East, and the Caribbean Sea in the North </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Has 1,740 miles of coastline </li></ul><ul><li>Can be broken down into 10 different geographical regions </li></ul><ul><li>Is home to Angel Falls (pictured left), the tallest waterfall in the world </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography... Cont. <ul><ul><li>The Andes mountains extend into Venezuela’s northwest region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pico Bolívar is also located in this northwestern area of Venezuela </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is the nation’s highest point reaching 16,335 feet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Large table-like mountains called Tepuis can be found in the south of Venezuela </li></ul>
  4. 4. People <ul><li>Venezuela’s birthrate is the 4th highest in South America </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuelan censuses stopped including statistics in 1930 meaning that only rough estimates are available. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is estimated that 60% of the population is Mestizo, a mixture of European and Amerindian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% are European, predominantly of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Lebanese, and German decent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A small part of the population is made up of Asains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 1% of Venezuelans are indigineous </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. People... Cont. <ul><li>Refugees are a huge portion of the Venezuelan population </li></ul><ul><ul><li>252,200 refugees from Columbia lived in Venezuela in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 new asylum seekers entered Venezuela in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000 illegal immigrants live in Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>72% of the entire population of Venezuela lives less than 62 miles from the Coastline </li></ul><ul><li>92% of the population is Roman Catholic, at least nominally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The other 8% is Protestant or a part of a different religious group </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Culture <ul><li>Venezuela has been heavily influenced by the Carribean and is witnessed in things from historical buildings to art to monuments </li></ul><ul><li>Art predominantly consisted of religious motifs until the 19th century </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Later in the 20th century, the Modernism movement caught momentum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The national language is Spanish, however there are many other dialects spoken throughout the country </li></ul>
  7. 7. Culture... Cont. <ul><li>Venezuelan literature was dominated by Spanish influences </li></ul><ul><li>The War of Independence gave rise to political literature </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuelan Romanticism was the first important genre to the country </li></ul><ul><li>Despite its narrative writing undertones, poets did a lot of advancement for the country </li></ul><ul><li>The national language is Spanish, however there are many other dialects spoken throughout the country </li></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>In 1522 Venezuela was first colonized by Spain </li></ul><ul><li>There was conflict between the indigenous people and the Spaniards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultimately, the indigenous people were defeated and treated harshly my many Spaniards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Venezuela declared independence on July 5, 1811 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Venezuelan marshal Francisco de Miranda (pictured right) led the uprising that ultimately ended in their independence </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. History... Cont. <ul><li>The first Venezuelan republic was brought down in 1812 due to a huge earthquake striking the city of Caracas and the forces of the Venezuelan llaneros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The second republic of Venezuela was declared in August 1813 and only lasted a few months as well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Venezuela procured sovereignty in 1821 after winning the Battle of Carabobo (pictured right) </li></ul><ul><li>The country remained a part of the Gran Colombia until 1830 when it proclaimed itself independent </li></ul><ul><li>Paéz was the first president of the newly independent Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Sadly, all the years of war had depleted almost a third of the new republic’s population </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia: Venzuela </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Daily Nite Owl </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word Travels </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Globe 2 Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latin Las Net </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>