Costa Oriental del Lago de Maracaibo

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Costa Oriental del Lago de Maracaibo (in English Eastern Coast of Maracaibo Lake) is a metropolitan area and subregion, that includes 7 municipalities of Zulia state. It's the main traditional area of the oil industry in Zulia and where most oilfield operations are based. It's bordered to the west by Lake Maracaibo, the east with the states of Falcón and Lara, the north with the Gulf of Venezuela, and the south with Trujillo state. The "COL" conurbation has 758,957 inhabitants, while the "COL" as a subregion has 910,752 inhabitants.

Costa Oriental del Lago de Maracaibo
(Costa Oriental del Lago)
Ciudad Ojeda
Ciudad Ojeda
Map of the Administrative division of Costa Oriental del Lago.
Map of the Administrative division of Costa Oriental del Lago.
Country Venezuela
State Zulia
Largest CitiesCabimas
Ciudad Ojeda
Area
 • Metro
8,251 km2 (3,186 sq mi)
Population
 • Conurbation758,957
 • Metro
910,752
 • Metro density110.38/km2 (285.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)

CitiesEdit

It is a densely populated area covering approximately one third of the population of Zulia state (almost one million), with 2 large cities and numerous towns and villages. The principal cities of the area are:[1]

  1. Cabimas (pop. 280,171)[2]
  2. Ciudad Ojeda (pop. 152,890)[3]
  3. Mene Grande (pop. 61,960)[4]
  4. Los Puertos de Altagracia (pop. approx. 56,210)[5]
  5. Lagunillas (pop. 53,717)[6]
  6. Bachaquero (pop. 48,402)[7]
  7. Santa Rita (pop. 30,777)
  8. El Danto (pop. 30,022)
  9. Tía Juana (pop. 24,775)[8]
  10. Sabaneta de Palmas (pop. 20,033)[9]

MunicipalitiesEdit

The 7 municipalities of the area are:

Municipality Area (km²)[10] Population 2013 [1] Population density 2013 (/km²)
Miranda 1966 101,248 51.49
Santa Rita 505 54,748 108.41
Cabimas 604 299,108 495.21
Simón Bolívar 258 47,535 184.24
Lagunillas 975 245,283 251.57
Valmore Rodriguez 1127 64,918 57.65
Baralt 2816 97.912 34.76
Costa Oriental del Lago 8251 910,752 110.38

Satellite image of the Costa Oriental del Lago at night. The limits of it in green, the conurbation in hot-pink and principal cities in red.


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Zulia.pdf
  2. ^ La ciudad de Cabimas ocupa todas las parroquias con excepción de Arístides Calvani que es el área rural y Punta Gorda ocupada por el pueblo de Punta Gorda.
  3. ^ Population of the parishes Alonso Ojeda and Libertad
  4. ^ Population of the parishes Libertador, Pueblo Nuevo and Marcelino Briceño
  5. ^ Population of the Parish Altagracia
  6. ^ Population of the Parish Venezuela
  7. ^ Population of the parishes Rafael Urdaneta and La Victoria
  8. ^ Population of the Parish Manuel Manrique
  9. ^ Population of the Parish San Jose of Miranda Municipality
  10. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/documentos/see/sintesisestadistica2011/estados/zulia/index.htm Sintesis Estadistica de Zulia: POBLACIÓN

Coordinates: 10°38′00″N 71°38′00″W / 10.6333°N 71.6333°W / 10.6333; -71.6333