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Population, Population Characteristics

Orinoco River, northern highlands, coastal regions, Native Americans, jungles

The Venezuelan population is 24,287,670 (2002 estimate), giving the country an overall population density of 27 persons per sq km (69 per sq mi). About 80 percent of the population lives in the northern highlands or coastal regions. Only about 5 percent inhabits the huge area (nearly 50 percent of the total land area) south of the Orinoco River. Native Americans living in the jungles were estimated to number about 53,500 in 1981.



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