Independencia Municipality, Anzoátegui

The Independencia Municipality 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 30,016. [1] The town of Soledad is the shire town of the Independencia Municipality.[2]

Independencia Municipality

Municipio Independencia
Official seal of Independencia Municipality
Seal
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Map showing the location of Independencia Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Independencia Municipality within Venezuela
Independencia Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°29′13″N 63°24′18″W / 8.487069°N 63.405015°W / 8.487069; -63.405015Coordinates: 8°29′13″N 63°24′18″W / 8.487069°N 63.405015°W / 8.487069; -63.405015
Country Venezuela
StateAnzoátegui
Government
 • MayorCarlos Vidal (PSUV)
Area
 • Total5,929 km2 (2,289 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total30,016
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s)0285
WebsiteOfficial website

DemographicsEdit

The Independencia Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 31,399 (up from 28,287 in 2000). This amounts to 2.1% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 5.3 inhabitants per square kilometre (14/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

The mayor of the Independencia Municipality is Carlos Vidal, elected on 23 November 2008 with 55% of the vote.[5] He replaced Humberto Bello shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into two parishes; Capital Independencia and Mamo.[2]

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