Venezuela Facts for Kids
Learn some interesting information about Venezuela while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!
Read about the population, borders, history, capital city, currency, land features, wildlife, native plants, national dance and much more.
Venezuela is on the northern coast of South America, it covers an area of 916,445 km² (353,841 mi²) making it the 33rd largest country in the world by land mass.
Venezuela shares a land border with Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south. Off its Caribbean Coastline lies the island nations of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Curaçao, and Aruba.
Pico Bolivar is the highest mountain in Venezuela, at 4,979 m (16,335 ft) it sits in the northern extension of the Andes mountain range in the west of Venezuela.
Venezuela is home to many weird and interesting animals including manatees, the Giant anteater, Three-toed sloth, Two-toed sloth, jaguar, Amazon river dolphins, Orinoco crocodiles and the worlds largest rodent the capybara.
Venezuela has over 1400 bird species, including kingfishers, ibises, ospreys, and its national bird the yellow-orange Venezuelan Troupial.
Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522. It declared independence from Spanish rule in 1811, on July 5th (its celebrated National Day). The country secured independence as part of the Republic of Gran Colombia in 1821, and became its own independent republic in 1830.
The Venezuelan flag is colored yellow, blue and red. The yellow is for land wealth, the blue for the sea that separates Venezuela from Spain, and the red represents the blood shed by the heroes of independence.
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