Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Venezuela - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Venezuela - Number format


(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Venezuela - Date formats



Venezuela - Languages


The official language is Spanish External, spoken by 97% of the population. There are 39 other spoken languages, many Indian languages spoken in the interior. The most widely spoken of these is Wayuu External (170 000 speakers).

Venezuela - Personal names and forms of address


The abbreviation used for Señorita in Venezuela is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Upon marriage, females may take their husband’s name as a further given name, in this way:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez de Lopez

where the de indicates “(wife) of”. De usually indicates a married female, but may also be part of a name.

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra) Doctor/Ph.D.
Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.) Engineer
Licenciado (m) / Licenciada (f) (Lic.) Holder of a university degree
Profesor (Prof.) Professor, higher education teachers

This is not preceded by the gender form of address.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Venezuela - Company legal forms


The following company type may be found:

   S.A.C.A. - Sociedades anónimas de capital autorizado - Closed stock Corporation            
   S.A.I.C.A.Sociedad Anónima Inscrita de Capital Abierto – Open capital company

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Venezuela - Example address format





The name of the administrative region may appear after the postal code or on the line above the postal code. This is the case in the example with the abbreviation D.F. (Distrito Federal). R.C. in the second example indicates a route carrier number.

The administrative regions External are:

    Amazonas External
    Anzoátegui External
    Apure External
    Aragua External
    Barinas External
    Bolívar External
    Carabobo External
    Cojedes External
    Delta Amacuro External
    Dependencia Federal External
    Distrito Federal External
    Falcón External
    Guárico External
    Lara External
    Mérida External
    Miranda External
    Monagas External
    Nueva Esparta External
    Portuguesa External
    Sucre External
    Táchira External
    Trujillo External
    Vargas External
    Yaracuy External
    Zulia External

When addresses are written in Spanish, calle, the Spanish word for street, is rarely written. The Spanish thoroughfare type, when included, is written before, and separately from, the thoroughfare name. It should be written with the first letter in lower case.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Venezuela - Post office box


The word for post office box is Apartado or Apdo. Apartado Postal is also found.

Venezuela - Postal codes


These consist of a block of 4 digits written after the settlement name. Codes commence with the number in the range 1-8. The first two digits refer to the region, the final two to the delivery office. Post office box addresses in Caracas sometimes include a letter in the code, written in this format:


Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Venezuela - Postal code format graphic



Venezuela - Postal code format

Venezuela - Postal code specifics

Venezuela - Postal code regular expression


Venezuela - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Venezuela


Refer to Exonyms in Venezuela for full lists of place names in Venezuela in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Venezuela - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


One of the 23 state names (estados External, singular - estado) may be found in addresses. Please see the section on ‘Example address format’. Venezuela also has a federal district (distrito federal) and a federal dependency (dependencia federal) consisting of 11 federally controlled island groups with a total of 72 individual islands.

Telephone numbers in Venezuela


All Venezuelan area codes have 3 digits when dialled from abroad. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile area codes are 412, 414-416, 424, 426.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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