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Venezuela is located in Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana.
Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia).
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23 states (estados, singular - estado), 1 federal district (distrito federal), and 1 federal dependency (dependencia federal):
Note: The federal dependency consists of 11 federally controlled island groups with a total of 72 individual islands.
- Parishes of Venezuela
- BYU Research Outline for Venezuela
- Listing of all records collections for Venezuela available on FamilySearch.org
- Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Venezuela
A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
- Venezuela Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Venezuela Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
See FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.
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- Venezuela is officially called: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
- Venezuela is divided into 23 states and 1 capital district. Each state is further divided into more than 300 municipios . To learn more click here. To find address and other contact information visit: http://www.gobiernoenlinea.ve/directorioestado/Registros Civiles de Venezuela Knowing about a country's political divisions will help in determining where records such as civil registrationand census are located.
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