Allo' Expat Venezuela - Connecting Expats in Venezuela
Main Homepage
Allo' Expat Venezuela Logo


Subscribe to Allo' Expat Newsletter
 
Check our Rates
   Information Center Venezuela
Venezuela General Information
 
History of Venezuela
Venezuela Culture
Venezuela Cuisine
Venezuela Geography
Venezuela Population
Venezuela Government
Venezuela Economy
Venezuela Communications
Venezuela Transportations
Venezuela Military
Venezuela Transnational Issues
Venezuela Healthcare
Venezuela Expatriates Handbook
Venezuela and Foreign Government
Venezuela General Listings
Venezuela Useful Tips
Venezuela Education & Medical
Venezuela Travel & Tourism Info
Venezuela Lifestyle & Leisure
Venezuela Business Matters
  Sponsored Links


Check our Rates

Venezuela Population
 
 
 

General

The population of Venezuela in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 25,699,000, which placed it as number 41 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 4% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 34% of the population under 15 years of age.

There were 101 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 1.86%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 31,189,000. The population density in 2002 was 27 per sq km (71 per sq mi); in the relatively populous northwest, the density is more than twice the national average. Nevertheless, Venezuela remains one of the least densely populated countries in the Western Hemisphere. The Amazon River area (nearly 20% of the total) averages only about 0.3 population per sq km (0.8 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 87% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Caracas, had a population of 3,127,000 in that year. Other large cities include Maracaibo, 1,857,000; Valencia, 1,817,000; Maracay, 1,077,000; and Barquisimeto, 914,000. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 2.1%.

The politically and economically dominant landowning class is mainly of Spanish descent. About 65% of the population is mestizo, 20% white, 10% black, and 2% indigenous. Spanish is the official language. There is no established church, but nearly all Venezuelans are nominally Roman Catholic. There are 20 universities in the country.

Overview

Population
26,023,528 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years: 31.6% (male 4,169,979/female 4,046,170)
15-64 years: 63.4% (male 8,120,661/female 8,369,065)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 586,863/female 730,790) (2007 est.)

Median age
total: 24.9 years
male: 24.3 years
female: 25.5 years (2007 est.)


See more information on the next page... (next)


 

 
 
   



 


copyrights © AlloExpat.com
2017 | Policy