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Venezuela States Venezuelan Geography and Maps

Miranda State

Miranda is a state (of the 23 existing ones), located in the Central Coastal area of Venezuela. It is part of the so-called Capital Region, along with the Capital District and Vargas State. It borders to Vargas state on the north, Guarico state on the south, the Caribbean Sea on the East and Aragua state, […]

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Indigenous Peoples Venezuelan Population

The Wayuu Peoples

Wayuu (also Wayu, Wayúu, Guajiro, Wahiro) is a Native American ethnic group from the Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. The Wayuu language is part of the Maipuran (Arawak) language family. The Wayuu have been for centuries in the Guajira Peninsula, and they are considered to be great artisans and merchants, tireless fighters […]

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Venezuelan Geography and Maps Venezuelan Rivers

Portuguesa River

Portuguesa River is located in the state of Portuguesa, Venezuela, which is also known as the Granary State of Venezuela, and the spiritual capital of Venezuela. The Portuguesa River rises near Biscucuy (a Portuguesa state population) in the Andean Mountains, approximately 1800 meters above sea level. It runs for more than 400 miles, 216 miles […]

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Venezuelan Rivers

Capanaparo River

The Capanaparo River shares a border with Colombia, and it continues until connecting with Orinoco river. It is home to manatees and pink dolphins. The Capanaparo River is both from Venezuela and Colombia, since it is born in the bordering nation, just a few kilometers from Venezuela, in the department of Arauca in Colombia. The […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Sifrina

Although Arepa Sifrina has its own name, it is as a variant of the arepa reina pepiada. The only difference between these fabulous presentations is the grated yellow cheese. However, despite their similarities, you will find a great difference in their flavors. Evolution of arepas Until the beginning of the 20th century, arepas were eaten […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Pabellon Criollo – The Venezuelan National Dish

Pabellon criollo is one of the most emblematic dishes of Venezuelan cuisine. Its popularity began in Caracas and the regions of Miranda, Carabobo and Aragua, but it spread soon after throughout the whole country in the twentieth century. At some point, it was so popular that it is now considered an authentic national dish. It […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Catira

The Arepa Catira is one of the most popular arepas on the Venezuelan table, and its ingredients resemble the hair of a blonde woman, hence its peculiarly colorful name. It is worth mentioning that this is different from the arepa pelua’ because it is filled with shredded chicken and yellow cheese, but you may tend […]

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Starters & Appetizers Venezuelan Gastronomy

Guasacaca

Guasacaca is a traditional Venezuelan sauce (yes, the name is a bit funny). It looks a bit like guacamole, but its flavor and consistency is different. This delicious sauce made from avocados is never missing in my fridge. It can be served with practically everything. In Venezuela, we use it a lot when grilling, but […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Dominó

In Venezuelan recipes the mixture of flavors and colors is important, that is why in something as basic as the arepa there are so many variations throughout the national territory. In this case, we show you the arepa domino, which is characterized for being filled with grated white cheese and black beans. A breakfast or […]

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Typical Dishes Venezuelan Gastronomy

Arepa Rumbera

This arepa was named after the Venezuelan partygoers who are used to go to an arepera after leaving nightclubs early in the morning. It’s called rumbera as the people who go on “rumbas.” There are other stories where its name originates from the fact that after Christmas parties, which is where the pernil is usually […]