Maroa, Amazonas

Maroa is a town in the southern Venezuelan state of Amazonas. This town is the shire town of the Maroa Municipality (or Guainía Municipality) and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 890.[1]

Maroa
Flag of Maroa
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CountryVenezuela
StateAmazonas
MunicipalityMaroa
Founded1760
Government
 • MayorThaimir Briceño Angulo (MVR)
Area
 • Total14,250 km2 (5,500 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total890
 • Density0.0625/km2 (0.162/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Area code(s)0248
ClimateAf
Websitemaroa-amazonas.gov.ve
The area and population figures are for the municipality

HistoryEdit

Maroa was founded by the brave Cacique Maruwa in the year 1760.[2]

DemographicsEdit

The Maroa Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 890 (down from 1,140 in 1990). This amounts to 2% of Amazonas's population.[1] The municipality's population density is 0.2 people per square mile (0.0625/km²).[1][2]

GovernmentEdit

Maroa is the shire town of the Maroa Municipality (or Guainía Municipality) in Amazonas. The mayor of the Maroa Municipality (or Guainía Municipality) is Thaimir Briceño Angulo, elected in 2004 with 61% of the vote.[3] She replaced Antonio Briceño shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Primeros Resultados XIII Censo General de Población y Vivienda Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Municipios del Estado Amazonas Archived 2010-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.cne.gob.ve/regionales2004/22/alcaldedis=0&edo=22&mun=3&par=0&cen=0&mesa=0&cua=0.html
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2008-03-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 2°44′N 67°34′W / 2.733°N 67.567°W / 2.733; -67.567