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Geography of Venezuela


Venezuela geography provides a great deal of information on a variety of topics such as the location of the country, its climate, terrain, land area, flora and fauna, and much more. Many interesting and informative subjects are covered under Venezuela geography and thus increase the knowledge of people.


Venezuela Geography Information

[url=]Venezuela[/url] is located in the northern part of [url=]South American[/url] and it lies between Guyana and Columbia. It shares its boundaries with countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Guyana. There are 4 well defined and principal geographical divisions of [url=]Venezuela[/url]. The Maracaibo lowlands lie in the northeast and llanos or the vast Orinoco Plains occur in the central part. In the southeast lie the Guiana highlands and in the northwest lie the Maracaibo Lowlands and Andes Mountains.

One of the oldest land forms in [url=]South America[/url], the Guiana highlands rise almost immediately south and east of the Rнo Orinoco. Erosion has created unusual formations in this region. Comprising over half of the country, the highlands consist primarily of plateau areas scored by swiftly running tributaries of the Orinoco. The most conspicuous topographical feature of the region is the Gran Sabana, a large, deeply eroded high plateau that rises from surrounding areas in abrupt cliffs up to 800 meters high. Above the rolling surface of the Gran Sabana massive, flat-topped bluffs emerge; many of these bluffs (referred to as tepuis by the [url=]Venezuelans[/url]) reach considerable altitudes. The most famous tepui contains Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall.

Venezuela Geography Facts

The total area of [url=]Venezuela[/url] is 912,050 sq km and its land area is 882,050 sq km. The entire stretch of the country's coastline is 2,800 km. The comparative area of the country is more the 2 times the area of Columbia. The total irrigated land of Venezuela is 2,640 sq km.