Ricaurte Municipality

The Ricaurte Municipality is one of the nine municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Cojedes and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 12,657.[1] The town of Libertad is the municipal seat of the Ricaurte Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for Venezuelan independence hero Antonio Ricaurte.

Ricaurte Municipality
Municipio Ricaurte
Flag of Ricaurte Municipality
Location in Cojedes
Location in Cojedes
Map showing the location of Ricaurte Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Ricaurte Municipality within Venezuela
Ricaurte Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 9°22′57″N 68°39′29″W / 9.382432°N 68.658065°W / 9.382432; -68.658065Coordinates: 9°22′57″N 68°39′29″W / 9.382432°N 68.658065°W / 9.382432; -68.658065
Country Venezuela
StateCojedes
Municipal seatLibertad, Cojedes[*]
Government
 • MayorRamón A Peralta Ruíz (MVR)
Area
 • Total905 km2 (349 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total12,657
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Area code(s)0258
WebsiteOfficial website

DemographicsEdit

The Ricaurte Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 12,340 (up from 10,883 in 2000). This amounts to 4.1% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 13.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (35.3/sq mi).[4]

GovernmentEdit

The mayor of the Ricaurte Municipality is Ramón A Peralta Ruíz, elected on October 31, 2004, with 54% of the vote.[5] He replaced Violeta Montoya shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Libertad de Cojedes and El Amparo.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/venezuela_ext.aspx
  2. ^ a b http://www.ine.gob.ve/secciones/division/Cojedes.zip[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/cojedes/cuadros/Poblacion5.xls[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.ine.gob.ve/sintesisestadistica/estados/cojedes/cuadros/Poblacion4.xls[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.cne.gob.ve/regionales2004/8/alcaldedis=0&edo=8&mun=5&par=0&cen=0&mesa=0&cua=0.html
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2006. Retrieved March 15, 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)