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WELCOME TO VENEZUELA

 

 

MISS KIEFER’S CLASS

 

ALL YOUNG MINDS WELCOME

 

 

 

 Hello students are you ready to take a trip down South? Join us as we explore Venezuela. This web page is specifically designed for youngsters (grades K-4) but all are welcome to explore. Here you will find quick facts about this tropical country in South America and see cool pictures. Soon you will know the animals, attractions, and adventures in Venezuela. With the click of a button you will see what life is like in South America. So come on, lets travel south and see what it’s like. Are you ready? Here we go...

 

 

 Quick Facts:

 

National Name: República Bolivariana de Venezuela

 

President: Hugo Chavez (1999

 

Land area: 340,560 sq mi

 

Population (2006 est.): 25,730,435

 

Capital: Caracas

 

Languages: Spanish (official), many native languages

 

Ethnicity/race: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

 

Religions: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%

 

Percentage of the Population that can read: 93%

 

Industries: petroleum, iron ore mining, construction materials, food processing, textiles, steel, aluminum, motor vehicle assembly

 

 Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds.

 

National Tree: araguaney

 

National Flower: orchid

 

National Bird: turpial

 

Maximum Temperature: 95 degrees Fahrenheit

 

 

DID YOU KNOW...

 

 

 

~Columbus explored Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498

 

 

 

 

~Venezuela is the home of the world's highest waterfall: Angel Fall (980 meters)

 

 

 

 

~Lake Maracaibo is Latin America's largest Lake

 

 

 

 

~The seven stars on the flag represent the seven provinces that began the fight for independence. The emblems on the arms symbolize the unity of the 20 provinces (a wheat-sheaf with 20 ears), the struggle for independence (flags and weapons) and liberty ( a running horse). The cornucopias stand for the country's wealth and prosperity, and the wreath of laurel and palm is a symbol of glory and peace. The flag was adopted on February 19, 1954

 

 

 

 

~Venezuela is slightly more than twice the size of California

 

 

 

 

~Standing a 5,007 meters, Pico Bolivar is Venezuela's highest point

 

The Orinoco River is the largest and most important river of the country, originating one of the biggest watersheds in Latin America

 

 

 

~Venezuela has 24 states

 

1. Amazonas                                                  13. Mérida

2. Anzoátegui                                                    14. Miranda

3. Apure                                                             15. Monagas

4. Aragua                                                           16. Nueva Esparta

5. Barinas                                                           17. Portuguesa

6. Bolívar                                                           18. Sucre

7. Carabobo                                                       19. Táchira

8. Cojedes                                                          20. Trujillo

9. Delta Amacuro                                             21. Yaracuy

10. Falcón                                                            22. Vargas

11. Guárico                                                          23. Zulia

12. Lara                                                                24. Federal Dependencies

 

 

HOMEWORK

Please go to the website below that lists a number of different endangered species and choose one that you like the best. Copy a picture of it and tell me the name of the endangered species. Please tell me what part of Venezuela the species can be found in.

 

For a second assignment please tell me what was your favorite thing about exploring Venezuela, it can be anything you want.

 

 

 

 

Web Links:

 

To see various endangered species in Venezuela go to: http://ecoportal.tripod.com/extinction.htm

 

http://www.embavenez-us.org/kids.venezuela/sports.htm

 

http://academickids.com/world/geos/ve.html

 

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/magazines/story/0,6277,423836,00.html