Official: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Type of Government: Democratic, participatory, leading, elective, decentralized, alternative, responsible, pluralist and revocable mandates.
President: Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
Capital: Caracas, located in the Capital District. Seat to the National Public Power entity.
Political Territorial Division: 23 states, 1 Capital District and Federal Dependencies consisting of 311 islands, cays and islets.
Population Distribution: 93% Urban - 7% Rural
Population: 28,384,132 - Projected to 2009
Religion: 92% of the population is Catholic and the remaining 8% are of other religions.
Official Language: The official language is Spanish. The indigenous languages are also of official use to the indigenous people and must be respected throughout the territory of the Republic, for this language constitutes the cultural heritage of the Nation and humanity.
Official Currency: The Bolivar
Local Time: GMT -4:30 hours
Nationality: Venezuelan, which is not lost upon electing or acquiring another nationality.