|Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure|
|Founded||July 6, 1694|
|• Mayor||José Rafael Vásquez (MVR)|
|• Total||144.166 km2 (55.663 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Araureño / a|
|Time zone||VST (UTC-4:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC-4:30)|
|Postal code||(+58) 255|
Araure (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾauɾe]) is a town in the Venezuelan state of Portuguesa. This town is the shire town of the Araure Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 111,908.
Araure was founded on July 6, 1694 as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure.
The Araure Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 111,908 (up from 75,811 in 1990). This amounts to 15.4% of Portuguesa's population. The municipality's population density is 452.9 people per square mile (174.86/km²).
Araure is the shire town of the Araure Municipality in Portuguesa. The mayor is José Rafael Vásquez, elected in 2004 with 44% of the vote. He replaced Armando Rodriguez shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.
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