CUMANA, a city and port of Venezuela, capital of the state of Bermudez, situated on the Manzanares river about i m.
- The climate of Venezuela is everywhere tropical except where modified by altitude.
In the Maritime Andes at and above the altitude of Caracas it may be described as semitropical, and in the still higher regions of western Venezuela it approaches the mild temperate.
The fauna and flora of Venezuela are similar in nearly all respects to those of the neighbouring regions of Guiana, Brazil and Colombia, the open llanos of the Orinoco being something of ' See G.
P. Wall, " On the Geology of a part of Venezuela and of Trinidad," Quart.