Estados Unidos de Venezuela
  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Venezuela was formed in 1830 by secession from the other members of the Republic of Colombia. The Constitution in force is that of August 5, 1909. Legislative authority is vested in a Congress of 2 chambers, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The former consists of 40 members elected for 4 years, 2 for each State, Venezuelans by birth and over 30 years of age. The latter is constituted as follows: Each State chooses by direct election for 4 years one deputy, a Venezuelan by birth and over 21 years of age, for every 35,000 inhabitants, and one more for an excess of 15,000. A State with fewer than 35,000 of population will have one deputy. The Federal District and the Territories which have, or may reach, the population fixed by law will also elect deputies.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference Concerning Venezuela

1. Official Publications

  1. Respecting the Question of the Boundary of British Guiana and Venezuela: Correspondence between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States with respect to Proposals for Arbitration (United States, No. 2, 1896); Documents and Correspondence (Venezuela, No. 1, 1896); Maps to accompany Documents (Venezuela, No. 1, 1896, Appendix No. III.); Errata in “Venezuela No. I.” (Venezuela, No. 2, 1896); Further Documents (Venezuela, No. 3, 1896); Case on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 1, 1899); Counter-case on the Pail; of British Government Venezuela, No. 2, 1899); Argument on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 3, 1899); Case, Counter-case, and Argument on the Part of Venezuela (Venezuela, Nos. 4, 5, and 6, 1899); Award of the Tribunal of Arbitration (Venezuela, No. 7 1899). London, 1896 and 1899. Gaceta Oficial. Daily, Caracas.Google Scholar
  2. Constitucion de los-Estados Unidos de Venezuela Sancionada par la Asamblea nacional constituyente en 1909. Caracas, 1909.Google Scholar
  3. Deutsches Handels-Archiv. Monthly.Google Scholar
  4. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  5. Venezuela: Geographical Sketch, Natural Resources, Laws, &c Issued by the Bureau of American Republics. Washington, 1904.Google Scholar
  6. Boletin de Estadistica de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela. Monthly.Google Scholar
  7. Anuario Estadistico de Venezuela. 1909.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Andre (E.), A Naturalist in the Guianas. London, 1904.Google Scholar
  2. Eaudelier (A. F.), The Gilded Man. New York, 1893.Google Scholar
  3. Compendium of Geography and Travel (Stanford’s); Central and South America. Vol. I, London, 1901.Google Scholar
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  5. Dawson (T. C.), The South American Republics. Part II. New York, 1905.Google Scholar
  6. Ernst (Dr. A.), Les produits de Venezuela. Bremen, 1874.Google Scholar
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  10. Landaeta Posales (M.), Gran Recopilacicra Geografica, Estadistica é Historica de Venezuela. 1889.Google Scholar
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  15. Report of Council of Corporation of Foreign Bondholders. London, 1905.Google Scholar
  16. Scruggs (W. L.), The Colombian and Venezuelan Republics. 2d. ed. Boston, Mass., 1905.Google Scholar
  17. Scruggs (W. L.)and Storrow (J. J.), The Brief for Venezuela. [Boundary dispute.] London, 1896.Google Scholar
  18. Spence (J, M.),The Land of Bolivar: Adventures in Venezuela. 2 vols. London, 1878.Google Scholar
  19. Strickland (J.), Documents and Maps of the Boundary Question between Venezuela and British Guiana. London, 1896.Google Scholar
  20. Triana (S. P.), Down the Orinoco in a Canoe. London, 1902.Google Scholar
  21. Veloz Goiticoa (N.), Venezuela-Esbozo Geografico, Recursos Naturales, Legislation, CondicionesEconomicas, Desarrollo Alcanzado, Prpspecto de Futuro Dcsenvolvimiento, 1904. Wood (W. E.), Venezuela: Two Years on the Spanish Main. London.Google Scholar

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