Bolívar Municipality, Táchira

Bolívar Municipality is one of the 29 municipalities that makes up the western Venezuelan state of Táchira and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 60,149.[1] The town of San Antonio del Táchira is the shiretown of the Bolívar Municipality.[2]

Bolívar Municipality
Municipio Bolívar
Flag of Bolívar Municipality
Official seal of Bolívar Municipality
Location in Táchira
Location in Táchira
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Bolívar Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.82°N 72.45°W / 7.82; -72.45Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.82°N 72.45°W / 7.82; -72.45
Country Venezuela
StateTáchira
Municipal seatSan Antonio del Táchira
Government
 • MayorJuan Vicente Cañas Alviarez (MVR)
Area
 • Total198 km2 (76 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total60,149
 • Density300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Area code(s)0276
WebsiteOfficial website

NameEdit

The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Bolívar Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar.

DemographicsEdit

The Bolívar Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 60,149 (up from 50,209 in 2000). This amounts to 5.1% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 294.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (763.7/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

The mayor of the Bolívar Municipality is Juan Vicente Cañas Alviarez, elected on October 31, 2004, with 48% of the vote.[5] He replaced Ramon Vivas shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into four parishes; Bolívar, Palotal, Juan Vicente Gómez, and Isaías Medina Angarita (parishes Juan Vicente Gómez and Isaías Medina Angarita were officially separated from the Bolívar parish on January 25, 1995).[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ocei.gov.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/tachira/cuadros/Poblacion6.xls[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b http://www.ocei.gov.ve/secciones/division/Tachira.zip[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ocei.gov.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/tachira/cuadros/Poblacion5.xls[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-03-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-10-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2008-03-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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