Capital: Caracas

Area: 916,445 km2

 Population: 33,627,265 (2014 Estimate)

Language: Spanish

President: Nicolás Maduro

-=[Timeline of Events]=-

Year Event
1498 Christopher Columbus landed in Venezuela
1535 The Spanish conquistadors start to colonize the area of Venezuela
1811 Venezuela declares its independence from Spain
1814 Spain sends troops to South America to quell the uprising of the colonists.
1830 Ecuador and Venezuela leave Gran Colombia to became totally independent.
Venezuela torn by civil war
1888 Guzman Blanco rules Venezuela bringing the civil wars to an end
1999 Venezuela adopted its current constitution