Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality

The Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality is one of the 12 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Barinas and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 41,232. [1] The town of Sabaneta is the County seat of the Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for Alberto Arvelo Torrealba.

Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality

Municipio Alberto Arvelo Torrealba
Official seal of Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality
Seal
Location in Barinas
Location in Barinas
Map showing the location of Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality within Venezuela
Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°48′N 70°01′W / 8.8°N 70.02°W / 8.8; -70.02Coordinates: 8°48′N 70°01′W / 8.8°N 70.02°W / 8.8; -70.02
Country Venezuela
StateBarinas
Municipal seatSabaneta
Government
 • MayorAníbal José Chávez Frías (MVR)
Area
 • Total769 km2 (297 sq mi)
Elevation
147 m (482 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total41,232
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s)0273
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The town of Sabaneta was founded by Juan de Alhama in 1787.

EconomyEdit

The main industry in this municipality is the production of sugar.

DemographicsEdit

The Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 36,363 (up from 33,190 in 2000). This amounts to 4.8% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 47.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (123/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

The mayor of the Alberto Arvelo Torrealba Municipality is Anibal José Chávez Frías, elected on October 31, 2004 with 99% of the vote.[5] He replaced Noel Zamudia shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Sabaneta and Rodríguez Domínguez.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Geregistreerd via Argeweb". Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ a b http://www.ine.gob.ve/secciones/division/Barinas.zip[dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/barinas/cuadros/Poblacion5.xls[dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/barinas/cuadros/Poblacion4.xls[dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.cne.gob.ve/regionales2004/5/alcaldedis=0&edo=5&mun=9&par=0&cen=0&mesa=0&cua=0.html
  6. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20061002063906/http://www.cne.gob.ve/estadisticas/e016.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2006. Retrieved March 15, 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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