Demographics of Venezuela
Venezuela has a population of over 30 million people.
National composition of Venezuela is presented:
- metises (67%);
- Europeans: the Italians, the Germans, the Portuguese, Spaniards (21%);
- Blacks (10%);
- Indian (2%).
On the 1 sq km is home to 32 people. Since almost all the cities of the country are located around Lake Maracaibo, the densely populated areas are those that are located on the narrow coastal strip, while the least populated southern areas of the country, which stretch from the river Orinoco and Apure to the Colombian and Brazilian borders (population density - 2-3 people 1 sq km).
Official language - Spanish (English in higher education is the second compulsory language).
Big cities: Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Ciudad Bolivar, San Cristobal, Brakisimeto.
Most of Venezuela's population (96%) profess Catholicism, others - Protestantism.
Female population on average live to 76 and men - up to 70 years.
Despite the fact that the Venezuelan hospitalsThey provide a wide range of medical services, many of them found outdated equipment, as well as a shortage of medical staff and medicines.
There is widespreadalternative medicine - herbal, spiritual practices and rituals (with their help local people treat some infectious diseases, poisoning poisons native animals and plants).
Significant negative Venezuelan health system - underdeveloped ambulance system (in case of accident people often die from time did not help).
Before visiting Venezuela, it is advisable to be vaccinated against yellow fever and hepatitis.
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Venezuela
Venezuelans almost all my free timespend with the family, and even many men for the sake of the house and the children are willing to sacrifice their traditional hobbies. The country has taken on all the activities, whether it be a Sunday Mass or carnivals, to walk with the whole family.
Popular activities Venezuelans - football, basketball, Venezuelan bowling, a visit to the races and cockfights.
In Venezuela, the interest Weddingtradition: a traditional wedding - not only ceremonial but costly event. The banquet is accepted to arrange after the civil wedding, so the church ceremony (the interval between these events is 2 weeks).
Venezuelans do not particularly favor the Americans, but totourists from Russia, they are very welcome - they always answer all their questions and, if necessary, will point the way, and even then driven to the right place, if the Venezuelan will be by car.
In memory of Venezuela is to purchase coffee, Venezuelan rum, chocolate, sombreros, pottery, original gold, silver, pearl, coral and jewelry from sea shells.