Venezuela is home to the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls. It has a height of 979 meters (3,212 feet) and is located in the Canaima National Park.
The official name of Venezuela is the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, named after Simon Bolivar, who led the country to independence from Spain in the early 19th century.
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, and oil exports have historically been the mainstay of its economy.
The currency of Venezuela is the bolívar, which has undergone significant inflation in recent years. At its peak in 2019, inflation reached over 10 million percent, causing severe economic hardship for many Venezuelans.
Venezuela is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with over 25,000 species of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else on earth.
The national dish of Venezuela is arepas, a type of cornbread that is typically filled with meat, cheese, or beans.
The Catatumbo lightning is a unique weather phenomenon that occurs in Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo. It consists of almost constant lightning flashes that can be seen from up to 400 kilometers away.