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 April 27, 1904. Legislative authority is vested in a Congress of 2 chambers, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies The former consists of 26 members elected for 6 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 one deputy, a Venezuelan by birth and over 21 years of age, for every 40,000 inhabitants, and one more for an excess of 20,000. The Federal District and the Territories which are sufficiently populous elect deputies in manner prescribed by law. Deputies are elected for 6 years. Congress meets biennially and sits for 90 days. Last session began on May 23, 1905.


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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 Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 2, 1899); Argument on the Part of British Government (Venezuela, No. 3, 1899); Case. Counter-case, and Argun ent 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 Oflcial. Daily, Caracas.Google Scholar
  2. Deutsches Handels-Archiv. Monthly.Google Scholar
  3. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. 8. London.Google Scholar
  4. Venezuela: Geographical Sketch, Natural Resources, Laws, &c. Issued by the Bureau of American Republics. Washington, 1904.Google Scholar

2 Non-Official Publications

  1. André (E.). A Naturalist in the Guianas. London. 1904Google Scholar
  2. Appun (C. F.), Unter den Tropen. Vol. I. Venezuela. 8. Jena, 1871.Google Scholar
  3. Jlaudelier (A. F.), The Gilded Man. New York, 1893.Google Scholar
  4. Compendium of Geography and Travel (Stanford’s); Central and South America. Vol. I. London, 1901.Google Scholar
  5. Constitution of the United States of Venezuela (1893). Caraccas 1898.Google Scholar
  6. Dance (C. D.), Four Years in Venezuela. 8. London, 1876.Google Scholar
  7. Dawson (T. C.), The South American Republics. Part II. New York, 1905.Google Scholar
  8. Ernst (Dr. A.), Les produits de Venezuela. 8. Bremen, 1874.Google Scholar
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  14. Mulhali (M. G.), The English in South America. Buenos Aires, 1877.Google Scholar
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  19. Strickland (J.), Documents and Maps of the Boundary Question between Venezuela and British Guiana. London, 1896.Google Scholar
  20. Thirion (C), Les Etats-Unis de Venezuela. 8. Paris, 1867.Google Scholar
  21. Tejera (Miguel), Venezuela pintoresca é ilustrada. 8. Paris, 1875.Google Scholar
  22. Tejera (Miguel). Mapa fisico y politico de los Estados Unidos de Venezuela, Paris. 1877.Google Scholar
  23. Triana (S. P.), Down the Orinoco in a Canoe. London, 1902Google Scholar
  24. Wood (W. E.), Venezuela: Two Years on the Spanish Main. London.Google Scholar

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