Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

Get access

(3,540 words)

1. Country, Society, Economy

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela comprises three different geographic regions: the Andes to the west, forested in the valleys; the wide grassy plains (llanos) in the central part; and the Guiana mountains south of the Orinoco River.

1.1. On the foundation of approximately 12,000 Spanish immigrants, their black slaves (whose number is difficult to estimate; Slavery), and the original, native p…

Cite this page
Prien, Hans-Jürgen, Streiter, Jochen and Trigo, Pedro, “Venezuela”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_V.4>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

▲   Back to top   ▲