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  1. 1. Venezuela Home of the largest waterfall on Earth.
  2. 2. Cuisine <ul><li>Very influenced ways of cooking, a lot of Spanish, Italian and French cooking is seen. </li></ul><ul><li>On the coast a large variety of fish is eaten, red snapper is fairly popular. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Andean Mountain region very much sausage and cured meats are eaten, including the most famous food in the country, the arepa. Also famous in this region is the trout that live in the streams in the Andes. </li></ul><ul><li>The food eaten in the Amazonian region is very unique. Aside from the obvious yucca, bananas, corn and beans some of the locals even eat turtles, tapirs, monkeys birds and deep fried ants. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sports and Activities <ul><li>The three major sports in Venezuela are tennis, baseball and soccer. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball for many years now has been taken very seriously in Venezuela. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela has produced many great baseball players including Luis Aparicio and Johan Santana, two of the greatest players to ever live. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer is an upcoming sport in Venezuela, although it is not the most popular sport it is among the most played. </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis also is a popular sport in Venezuela. Although it isn’t played extremely often like soccer and baseball, it is watched very often and many Venezuelans look forward to watching the Fed Cup and Davis Cup, national tennis tournaments held in the country. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Venezuelan Exports <ul><li>Natural resources in Venezuela are coal, natural gas, petroleum, iron ore, gold, diamonds, cocoa and bauxite. </li></ul><ul><li>The majorly exported resources are petroleum (oil) and cocoa. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela’s economy practically lives off of its oil supply, without it Venezuela would be no where near as much of a power economically as it is. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela exports approximately $60.9 billion a year in petroleum. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. is Venezuela’s major market. Over 50% of what Venezuela exported in 2005 went to the United States. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tourist Attractions <ul><li>Venezuela has a lot to offer as a vacation sight for people that are exploring, it exhibits beautiful natural scenes from waterfalls to vistas in the highlands and cities towering over the streets with sky scrapers tall as mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>See the birthplace of the man that gave the countries currency its name, Simon Bolivar. </li></ul><ul><li>Or if you aren’t big on the city Venezuela offers natural beauty you can’t find in any other country on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>As I mentioned earlier Venezuela is the home of the largest waterfall on earth, Angels Falls, which drops water 979 meters through the air. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela is also full of rare flat top mountains known as plateaus, among other mountains such as the Andes range which stretches up through the pacific coast of the country. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Population/People Facts <ul><li>The approximate population of Venezuela is 27.23 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy is 70 years for men and about 76 for women. </li></ul><ul><li>The literacy rate for the country is just over 93%. </li></ul><ul><li>The official language is Spanish but many indigenous languages are spoken as well. </li></ul><ul><li>96% of the country is Roman Catholic (not all practicing). </li></ul><ul><li>The population growth rate is just under 1.5%. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education <ul><li>Approximately 20% of national budget dedicated to education. </li></ul><ul><li>Three levels of schooling, preprimary school (kindergarten), elementary (9 years) and secondary school (2-3 years). </li></ul><ul><li>The education system in the country is really on the rise in recent years. </li></ul><ul><li>A meager 14 universities in Venezuela, compared to the United States’ thousands of college’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Although Venezuela does not have a powerful education system the way the U.S. does it is rapidly improving. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flag <ul><li>The Venezuelan flag has three colors on it, red, yellow and blue and it also has the coat of arms displayed in the top left corner. </li></ul><ul><li>The red stands for independence from Spain, blue stands for courage and yellow stands for land wealth, the name of the flag is freedom fighter. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Military <ul><li>The main role of the Venezuelan armed forces is to protect the territory of the country from drug trafficking, search and rescue people and in case of a natural disaster, civil protection. </li></ul><ul><li>All men 18 years old must register for the military, it is a constitutional duty. </li></ul><ul><li>5 components of the military, militia, national guard, air force, navy and army. </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to the U.S. the Venezuelan military is miniscule. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lifestyle <ul><li>Very laid back and relaxed. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally strong work ethic in most Venezuelan’s. </li></ul><ul><li>95% of population live above the Orinoco River. </li></ul><ul><li>25 indigenous dialects spoken in Venezuelan due to ancient native tribes, mostly in remote areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball and soccer are major pastimes. </li></ul><ul><li>Music and dancing are very important to the people, the joropo is the national dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Also very partial to watching beauty pageants. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Imports <ul><li>Venezuela is very inefficient in producing its own food supply. </li></ul><ul><li>They import two thirds of their food from countries around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009 Venezuela imported $967 million worth of agricultural products such as wheat, corn, beans animal fats etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela relies on the U.S. in a big way as both an importer and an exporter. </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela imports at least a fourth of its food from the U.S. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Climate and Weather <ul><li>The climate depends on what level of altitude you are on in Venezuela. </li></ul><ul><li>The lowlands generally have a tropical climate whereas the mountainous areas are noticeably colder. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy season is from May to December. Some valleys in the Andes and other low regions may flood during this time. </li></ul><ul><li>Caracas region is in danger of earthquakes, nothing serious has happened for years though. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wildlife <ul><li>Reptiles: Orinoco crocodiles, anacondas, boa constrictors, rattlesnakes, vipers, iguanas etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish: River dolphins, piranhas, stingrays, electric eels etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mammals: Giant anteaters, armadillos, foxes, jaguars, pumas, giant river otters, red howler monkeys, opossums etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Birds: Wire-tailed Manakin, Troupial, Red-billed tropicbird, Brown Pelican and thousands more </li></ul>
  14. 14. Natural Scenery http://www.venezuelatuya.com/canaima/saltoangeleng.htm http://www.rutahsa.com/venez-fit.html http://www.world-atlas.us/south-america.htm
  15. 15. Urban Scenery http://www.trishjmacgregor.com/8.html http://www.worldlakes.org/lakedetails.asp?lakeid=9069 http://costreams.com/America/Venezuela.aspx http://vi.sualize.us/tag/favelas/?sort=url_asc
  16. 16. Venezuelan Animals http://bengaltiger1999.wordpress.com/2008/07/ http://top-10-list.org/2009/08/07/recently-extinct-animals/ http://photo-junction.blogspot.com/2010/02/anaconda-photos.html http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_billed_tropicbird/
  17. 17. Famous Venezuelans http://www.indyposted.com/28973/mets-pitcher-johan-santana-accused-of-sexual-assault-on-golf-course/ http://www.celebritiesfans.com/addresses/athletes/luis-aparicio http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Everyone%20Else/pages-4/Doctors-to-investigate-why-Hugo-Chavez-keeps-smelling-sulphur-Scrape-TV-The-World-on-your-side.html
  18. 18. <ul><li>Thanks for watching! </li></ul>

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