People [1]

People

Population 31,977,065 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 1.287 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 51.997 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 88.183 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 25.7 per 1,000 live births (2017)
Life Expectancy at Birth 74.545 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 114 billion kWh (2015) #32
Consumption 74 billion kWh (2015) #37
Exports 0 billion kWh (2015) #83
Imports 0 billion kWh (2015) #98
Renewable Electricity Generation 74 billion kWh (2015) #16

Oil

Ranking
Production 2,174 thousand bbl/day (2017) #12
Consumption 676 thousand bbl/day (2015) #29
Exports (Refined) [3] 1,548 thousand bbl/day (2013) #10
Imports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #85
Proved Reserves (Crude) 302 billion bbl (2018) #1

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 2,832 billion cu ft (2015) #11
Consumption (Dry) 936 billion cu ft (2015) #33
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Imports (Dry) 18 billion cu ft (2015) #63
Proved Reserves 203 trillion cu ft (2018) #8

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 444 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 27,600,893 (2016 est.)
Highways 96,189 km (2014)
Internet Users 18,547,381 (2016 est.)
Railways 447 km (2014)
Telephones 7,752,232 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationNorthern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana
Total Area912,050 sq. km
Land Area882,050 sq. km
Water Area30,000 sq. km
Coastline2,800 km
Climatetropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
TerrainAndes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea 0 m
Highest Point Pico Bolivar (La Columna) 5,007 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/6/2018
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017