Francisco de Miranda Municipality, Anzoátegui

Francisco de Miranda is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 43,173. [1] The town of Pariaguán is the shire town of the Francisco de Miranda Municipality.[2]

Francisco de Miranda Municipality

Municipio Francisco de Miranda
Official seal of Francisco de Miranda Municipality
Seal
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Map showing the location of Francisco de Miranda Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Francisco de Miranda Municipality within Venezuela
Francisco de Miranda Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°47′41″N 64°42′23″W / 8.794718°N 64.706294°W / 8.794718; -64.706294Coordinates: 8°47′41″N 64°42′23″W / 8.794718°N 64.706294°W / 8.794718; -64.706294
Country Venezuela
StateAnzoátegui
Government
 • MayorTomás Bello (PSUV)
Area
 • Total5,334 km2 (2,059 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total43,173
 • Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s)0283
WebsiteOfficial website

NameEdit

The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Francisco de Miranda Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Francisco de Miranda.

DemographicsEdit

The Francisco de Miranda Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 42,357 (up from 36,970 in 2000). This amounts to 2.9% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 7.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.6/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

Tomás Bello, elected on 23 November 2008 with 62% of the vote.[5] He replaced Lorenzo Emilio Rondon shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into five parishes; Capital Francisco de Miranda, Atapirire, Boca del Pao, El Pao, and Múcura (created 27 June 1995).[2]

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