Venezuela, a South-American Republic, lies on the northern coast of the continent with coastlines along the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. To the east it borders Guyana, to the south, Brazil and to the west and south-west, Colombia. The country has a total surface of 916,445 km2 (including mainland and islands) and a governs a maritime area of 860,000 km2. These extensive territories are contained within a compact continental surface, whose maximum distance from east to west is 1,493km and 1,271 km. from north to south. This contributes to the ease of internal integration and cohesion. The coastline is lengthy and runs for 2,183 km along the Caribbean Sea, from Castilletes to the Paria headland. It follows an irregular line with numerous gulfs and bays, among them those of the Venezuela, Triste and Cariaco gulfs, as well as more than 314 islands, keys and islets under Venezuelan rule. In the north it stretches up to the Aves island together with the exclusive offshore zone. At the same time, it has 1,008 km. of continental shore facing the Atlantic Ocean, from the headland of Paria to Punta Playa, including the Paria gulf, Patos island, and the littoral of the Orinoco delta and adjacent islands, whose coasts are wooded and marshy and covered with mangrove swamps.
It is a tropical country with geographical features common to other nations of the American continent, as well as Africa, Asia and Oceania, which are situated between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
Its position leads to both continental and island territories having a wide variety of tropical climates, with huge natural potential for renewable solar energy. This can be seen in the exuberantly varied flora in warm and damp climates. It has an enormous physical and geographical diversity, due to a combination of 27 climatic zones, 12 categories of natural vegetation, 23 distinct geographical areas and 38 large geological units together with a soil cover which has an ample variety of characteristics and qualities.
There are many different possibilities to travel through Venezuela. Everyone, who visits us here, would like to spend their vacation as enjoyable, beautiful, secure and advantageous as possible, thus ensuring unforgettable memories.
In order to make this as likely as possible, it is better to be sure to know with certainty, quite simple things previously, to respect certain rules and to make some preparations. One doesn't need to exaggerate this and one also doesn't need to plan his/its vacation completely in advance, but a few information in advance is necessary.
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