Venezuela: Country Map by Borch

Borch Maps
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Our soft-laminated folded map of Venezuela in the 4th edition shows: Venezuela 1:1 750 000, Territorio Amazonas 1:2 000 000, Caracas 1:17 000, Greater Caracas 1:450 000, Isla de Margarita 1:250 000, Porlamar 1:15 000, Islas Los Roques 1:500 000, Venezuela administrative & time zones. Borch Maps are easy to fold, durable and water-repellent with a wipeable surface. Borch Maps show hotels, museums, monuments, markets, public transport, top sights and points of interest, useful statistics, conversion charts for temperatures, weights and measurements, climate charts showing temperatures, sunshine hours, precipitation and humidity, overview maps, time zones, and much more...
 
When the Spanish conquistadors first reached the shores of Lake Maracaibo, they found an Indian pile village reminded them of Venice. So they named the village Venezuela or Little Venice. Little Venice vanished into colonial darkness, ending with the declaration of independence on 5 July 1811. Today, Lake Maracaibo bristles with oil derricks pumping black gold, which has made Venezuela one of the wealthiest countries in South America. For tourists, however, the country's greatest wealth lies in its varied landscape, in its unique flora and fauna. The Llanos Steppe (the "Serengeti of South America"), for example, is the habitat of howling apes, foxes, anteaters and the shy ocelot. The rain forests are full of undiscovered plant species; the Guyana Plateau inspired Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes; and the highest waterfall in the world, Salto del Angel, roars from a height of 980 meters. To top it all off, Venezuela has gorgeous beaches, comfortable hotels and a delicious cuisine enriched by tropical fruit flavors.