The Highlands

June 12th, 2016 News Tags: ,

The large part of the population lives here in the fertile valleys, money is earned mainly with agriculture. The Orinoco plain In the Centre Venezuela, however, is the level of Orinoco, which spreads out from the Caribbean coast to the Colombian border. Who is characterized especially by large lawns, but there are also wetlands. The surveys in the Llanos Plains barely exceed a height of 200 metres. The Maracaibo lowlands the deep surface of the Maracaibo is located In the Northwest of the country. It is surrounded by mountain ranges, in the North the Caribbean coast joins. The Maracaibo lowlands is very flat as well as the Orinoco level, few surveys exist.

Here however, Lake Maracaibo occupies a large part of the area, which has a size of 13,000 square kilometers, and in some places up to 50 meters deep can be. It is connected by a strait to the Gulf of Venezuela. The Highlands of Guyana the fourth region of Venezuela is the Highlands of Guyana. The Highlands rises east of the Orinoco River and is one of the oldest landscapes of whole Americas. The Highlands occupies more than half of the entire country with its size and is primarily characterized by plateaus and small rivers.

The tourists most frequently visited destination of the Guiana Highlands is the Gran Sabana. This plateau is characterised by strongly jagged rocks, which have arisen in the course of millions of years. Numerous waterfalls in the depth, so also the highest waterfall in the world, the Salto Roraima plunge from the mesas of the plateau. Climate Venezuela Venezuela is located in the tropical zone. However, the individual climate is subject to the appropriate height, the topography and the prevailing winds. The climate ranges from the tropical wet climate of the Caribbean coast to the Alpine climate in the Highlands. In the months from May to November is rainy season across the country. As well as the landscape, the country is divided into four climate zones. At the bottom, the tropical zone, annual temperatures of 26-28 degrees. In the summer, of course also higher temperatures can be reached, what is popular especially among tourists. The temperate zone at altitudes up to 2,000 m Exhibit 12-25 degree temperatures, where are situated the most cities of Venezuela. Only from an altitude of 2,000 metres the temperature is cooler, it is then between 9-11 degrees. The economy of Venezuela Venezuela’s economy is dominated by the oil, but also of the tourism first and foremost. About one-fifth of all income in the terms of trade are achieved by the export of crude oil and thus account for half of total State revenues. A further pillar of the economy is the generation of hydropower, especially dams are used, the most prominent is the Guri dam. The tourism of the country always should be expanded to give more people the chance to earn a living with this. Accommodations are already in small apartments or holiday homes, and hotels are already available. Further leisure facilities are improved, progress, for example, through the construction of golf courses.


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