M a p s   O f   V E N E Z U E L A

  • Official Name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Area: 916,445 km2 (33rd)
  • Population: 26,814,843 (40th)
  • Geographic coordinates: 10°30′N 66°58′W
  • Currency: Bolívar fuerte[4] (VEF)
  • Form of Goverment: Presidential republic
  • GDP - per capita (PPP): $11,726[1]
  • Provinces: 23 states
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Freedom House Venezuela Rating: 4.0
  • Political Rights Score: 4
  • Civil Liberties Score: 4
  • Status: Partly Free

The huge birdcage at the entrance - 8 feet high and large enough to hold about six standing people and looks like a medieval torture chamber. One sassy parrot greets visitors in several languages, his less gregarious cage-mates just do the parrot thing. That's the first thing you notice at Jak's, a rustic restaurant down by the marina at Playa Concorde. It's in an adobe colored building just at the water's edge, about 20'x35' with a shed-type patio alongside, 100 yards from the marina and near the dinghy dock...     m o r e . . .