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Venezuela Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 22,535   Population 2000 (UN '000) 24,170
Area (km2) 911,559   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 53
Number of Administrative Units 324   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 70
Number of Urban Extents 76   Number of Settlement Points 591

Venezuela Details

Continent South America
Country Name Venezuela
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Estado
Level2 Type Municipio
Number of Units 324
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 70
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 18,104
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 20,144
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 22,535
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 19,502
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 21,844
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 24,170
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 911,559
Average Input Resolution (km) 53
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 591
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,830,271
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,315
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 121,323
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 76
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 6,369
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 455
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 34,545
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,730,975
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,066
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 207,630
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 15,779,885
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 65%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 87%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 161
Regression-estimated Extents 6
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela. XIII Censos General de Poblacio y Vivienda, Primeros Resultados, Censo 2001. Downloaded from:
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Oficina Central de Estadistica e Informatica Presidencia de la Republica. Direccion de Geografia y Cartografia. 1993. Mapa de la Division Politica Territorial de Venezuela. Copia Heliografica. Prepared by the Centro Internacional de Agricultural Tropical (CIAT).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
CELADE, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; City Population,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Celade, NIMA
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Places with 2,500 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
(1) Estado level growth rates, between 1990 and 2001, were applied to the municipos in Dependencia Federales because the 1990 population is not available at this level. (2) A 5% rate cap applied to select units. (3) Based on the maps included in the Census 2001 province reports, the following edits were made: a. In the estado of Delta Amacuro, the population of Casacoima was added to Tucupita. b. Anzoategui estado, population of San Juan de Capistrano are added to Fernando de Pe?alver; population of Santa Ana and Sir Artur Mc Gregor are added to Aragua. c. In the estado of Aragua, population of Francisco Linares Alcantara was added to Santiago Mari?o; population of Jose Felix Ribas was added to Jose Rafael Revenga; population of Ocumare de la Costa de Oro was added to Mario Brice?o Iragorri. d. In Barinas, the population of Andres Eloy Blanco was added to Ezequiel Zamora. e. In Bolivar, the population of Padre Pedro Chien was added to Piar. f. In Carabobo, population of Libertador and SanDiego was added to Valencia; population of Naguanagua was added to Montalban. g. In Cojedes, the population of Lima Blanco was added to Cojedes; The population of Romulo Gallegos was added to San Carlos. h. In Falcon, population of Sucre was added to Bolivar; population of Tocopero was added to Zamora; and population of Urumaco was added to Democracia. i. In Guarico, population of San Geronimo de Guayabal was added to Camaguan. j. In Monagas, the population of Aguasay and Santa Barbara was added to Maturin; and population of Uracoa was added to Sotillo. k. In Tachira, the population of Antonio Romulo Costa was added to Seburuco; population of Francisco de Miranda and Jose Maria Vargas was added to Jauregui; population of Rafael urdaneta was added to Junin; population of Simon Rodriguez was added to Samuel Dario Maldonado; population of Torbes was added to San Cristobal; and population of San Judas Tadeo was added to Panamericano. l. In Trujillo, population of Andres Bello was added to Miranda; population of Bolivar was added to Rafael Rangel; population of Jose Felipe Marquez Ca?izales was added to Candelaria; population of Juan Vicente Campo Elias was added to Bocono; population of La Ceiba was added to Sucre; and population of Pampanito was added to Trujillo. m. In Zulia, population of Francisco Javier Pulgar was added to Colon; population of Jesus Maria Semprun was added to Catatumbo; population of San Francisco was added to Maracaibo; and population of Simon Bolivar was added to Cabimas.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The internal boundary for the provinces of Amazonas and Yaracuy were digitized based on a map from the Census 2001 province reports, donwloaded from: For the estado of Dependencia Federelas, the islands of Archipelago de los Roques and Chimanas were extracted from Digital Chart of the World (DCW) and addded to the boundary file.