|Aliases:||Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela|
|Points of interest:||Caracas|
Venezuela is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south. Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522, overcoming resistance from indigenous peoples. It became the first Spanish American colony to declare independence (in 1811), but did not securely establish independence until 1821.
Actor Andrew Divoff, though of Russian ancestry, was born in the town of San Tome in Venezuela on July 2nd, 1955. Divoff is best known for playing the gruesomely prankish Djinn, aka, Nathaniel Demerest in the first two Wishmaster films.
Some actresses from Venezuela turn out pretty good for their age. Who would've thought that a 3000-year-old mummy would take the form of actress Patricia Velasquez - also known as Anck-Su-Namun in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Patricia was born in Guajira, Venezuela on January 31st, 1971 though her character actually hails from sunny Hamunaptra.
Points of Interest Edit
- Caracas the capital and largest city of Venezuela; natives or residents are known as Caraquenians in English. It is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range