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Welcome to Venezuela

Updated: March 11, 2009, 1:58 PM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

Quick Facts

Most Known (Outside Baseball) For: Lush mountain scenery; lots of oil; lots of crime; and some of the world's most beautiful women.

Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana

Size: 353,839 square miles; slightly more than twice the size of California

Population: About 26 million

People: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

Language: Spanish, ...

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