[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
28,121,000 population for 2009, according to the UNESCO.
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venezuela

literacy:
95.2% of adults and 98.4% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
79% are enrolled in higher education.

59% - m
99% - f

GER is the number of pupils enrolled in a given level of education regardless of age expressed as a percentage of the population in the theoretical age group for that level of education.
spending on education:
?% of government spending goes to education. Of that 43% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
90+ total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

22 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Universidad de los Andes Mérida is ranked 689 in the world and 28th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
8,846,535 Internet users as of December/2009, 33.0% of the population, according to Conatel.

Internet Broadband Connections:
unknown.
interesting:
  1. Venezuela has more than 90 institutions of higher education, with more than 6 million students.
  2. The nation has one of the worst murder rates in the world, 31.6 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
  3. Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America.
  4. The stilt houses in the area of Lake Maracaibo reminded the navigator Amerigo Vespucci of the city of Venice, (Italian: Venezia), so he named the region "Venezuela," meaning "little Venice" in Italian.
  5. The Venezuelan oil producer PDVSA wholly owns its United States based subsidiary, Citgo.
  6. Universidad Nacional Abierta (National Open University, UNA) was founded in 1977. UNA is a Venezuelan official and experimental public institution -an organized system of open and distance education at national and international level, to expand and democratize access to quality education and committed to the development of the country. Located in Caracas the capital of Venezuela, it is a leader in high education distance learning. They have 67 centers throughout the country.
It was the first university in Venezuela to focus on distance education, using different ways of teaching like distance education, tele-education, programmed instruction
sources:
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=8620&BR_Region=40520
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/ve.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Venezuela
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=ve&zoom_highlight=venezuela
http://www.webometrics.info/top200_latinamerica.asp
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Venezuela
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