Location: Caracas, capital of Venezuela
Dialing code: 00 58 212 X
(where +58 is the international code for Venezuela, 212 is the regional code for Caracas, and X is the local number)
171 - Emergencies
169 - Police
166 - Fire Department
Venezuela is a very rich country in terms of the variety of languages spoken and generally understood throughout. The 1999 Venezuelan Constitution declared Spanish as the official language, in addition to the languages spoken by the indigenous locals.
The languages most commonly used are: Spanish, English, Italian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, and indigenous languages like Sikiana, Panare, and Yaruro.
You will be able to get along quite well if you are sufficiently fluent in English, as English is taught as a compulsory subject at school and university levels in Venezuela.
Time zone: UTC/GMT - 4:30 hours
70% Roman Catholic
1% Muslims and Jews
Average January temperatures: 13.1 °C to 29.0°C
Average July temperatures: 16.9 °C to 31.0 °C
Annual rainfall: 912.8 mm