- a republic in N South America. 352,143 sq. mi. (912,050 sq. km). Capital: Caracas.
- Gulf of. Also called Gulf of Maracaibo. a gulf of the Caribbean Sea between NW Venezuela and N Columbia Colombia, connecting to with Lake Maracaibo. 75 miles (120 km) long and up to 150 miles (240 km) wide.
Examples from the Web for venezuela
The refugees come from Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
After years of Venezuelans smuggling cheap gas into Colombia for generous profits, Venezuela closes the whole border each night.
Venezuela faces shortages in everything from toilet paper to bread, but one of the most overlooked items is breast implants.
Venezuela is known for both its socialist economic policies and its beauty queens.
So alarmed is she at the shortage of implants, that she said it would affect the overall culture of beauty in Venezuela.
You must know that guayana is only a portion, a half, of our country, Venezuela.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
The country of the Goajires is a peninsula of Colombia bordering on Venezuela.The Sexual Question
Numerous African slaves were along with the Spanish pioneers in Venezuela.
I've mushed in Alaska and fought against Castro in Venezuela.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
And how beautiful these Venezuela women, and how handsome the men!Ranching, Sport and Travel
- a republic in South America, on the Caribbean: colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century; independence from Spain declared in 1811 and won in 1819 after a war led by Simón Bolívar. It contains Lake Maracaibo and the northernmost chains of the Andes in the northwest, the Orinoco basin in the central part, and the Guiana Highlands in the south. Exports: petroleum, iron ore, and coffee. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: bolívar. Capital: Caracas. Pop: 28 459 085 (2013 est). Area: 912 050 sq km (352 142 sq miles)Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Gulf of Venezuela an inlet of the Caribbean in NW Venezuela: continues south as Lake Maracaibo
Word Origin and History for venezuela
Spanish, diminutive of Venecia "Venice" (see Venice). Supposedly the name was given by Spanish sailors in 1499 when they saw a native village built on piles on Lake Maracaibo.