The Alberto Adriani Municipality (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto aˈðɾjani]) (better known as El Vigia) is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Mérida and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 128,222.[needs update][1] The town of El Vigía is the shire town of the Alberto Adriani Municipality.[2]

El Vigia
Municipio Alberto Adriani
Alberto Adriani Municipality
Flag of El Vigia
Official seal of El Vigia
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Map showing the location of Alberto Adriani Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Alberto Adriani Municipality within Venezuela
El Vigia
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°36′N 71°40′W / 8.6°N 71.67°W / 8.6; -71.67Coordinates: 8°36′N 71°40′W / 8.6°N 71.67°W / 8.6; -71.67
Country Venezuela
StateMérida
Government
 • MayorJuan Peña[citation needed] (MUD)
Area
 • Total683 km2 (264 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total250,257
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Area code(s)0275
WebsiteOfficial website

DemographicsEdit

The Alberto Adriani Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate[needs update] by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 128,222 (up from 109,215 in 2000). This amounts to 15.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 187.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (486/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

The mayor of the Alberto Adriani Municipality is Luis Guillermo Rojas Mendoza, re-elected on October 31, 2004, with 59% of the vote.[needs update][5][6] The municipality is divided into seven parishes; Presidente Betancourt, Presidente Páez, Presidente Rómulo Gallegos, Gabriel Picón González, Héctor Amable Mora, José Nucete Sardi, and Pulido Méndez.[2]

TransportationEdit

Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo Airport serves the town, with three commercial airlines flying to it.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/merida/cuadros/Poblacion6.xls[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b http://www.ine.gob.ve/secciones/division/Merida.zip[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/merida/cuadros/Poblacion5.xls[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/merida/cuadros/Poblacion4.xls[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.cne.gob.ve/regionales2004/12/alcaldedis=0&edo=12&mun=1&par=0&cen=0&mesa=0&cua=0.html
  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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