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It consists of tively. The average annual rainfall is I ,400 short, noncontinuous ridges that follow a north-south direction, with some ridges running millimeters (56 inches). nearly parallel. This is particularly so in the This is followed by the tierra fria (cool middle part of the range, from the vicinity of zone), ranging from 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) Bogota northward, where it reaches its maxito 3,000 meters (10,000 feet). This is a much mum width of 225 kilometers ( 140 miles). The cooler area.
Two small parties are also repreJanuary 1961. The oil companies were nation- sented: the New Generation Democracy, whose alized in 1976. seats number 6 in the Chamber of Deputies and I in the Senate; and the Radical Cause, with 3 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS seats only in the Chamber of Deputies . Venezuela is a federation of 20 states, each of which has a legislative assembly and a governor. CARACAS The states exercise limited internal autonomy. Venezuela's capital has over the last half century There are also two territories (the almost un- been one of the most rapidly growing and transinhabited region of the south and east), a forming metropolitan centers of South America.
Km. 440,831 sq. mi . Population 31 ,820,000 (1990 estimate) Capital City Bogota Gross National Product (GNP) Per Capita $1,240(1988) Population in Main Cities (1985 estimates) Greater Bogota 4,208,000 Medellin 2,095,147 Cali 1,400,828 Barranquilla 1,137,150 Bucaramanga 595,006 Highest Point 5,800 m. 19,020 ft. 7 persons per sq . km . 0 persons per sq . mi . 1% (1985) Colombia is the only South American country with ports and long coasts on both the Atlantic (Caribbean coast, I, 760 kilometers [I, I 00 miles]) and Pacific (I, 4 59 kilometers [900 miles]) oceans.
Atlas of South America by Moshe Brawer (auth.)