Caroní Municipality

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Caroní
Municipality
Municipio Caroní
Official seal of Caroní
Seal
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Ciudad Guayana
Government
 • Mayor Clemente Scotto D. (kkk[disambiguation needed])
Area
 • Total 1,612 km2 (622 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,050,283
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0286
Website Official website

The Caroní Municipality is one of the 11 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Bolívar and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 777,283.[1] The city of Ciudad Guayana is the shire town of the Caroní Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Ciudad Guayana from space, 2005

The Caroní Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 777,283 (up from 678,179 in 2000). This amounts to 50.6% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 482.19 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,248.9 /sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Caroní Municipality is Clemente Scotto D., elected on October 31, 2004 with 49% of the vote.[5] He replaced Antonio Briceño shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into 10 parishes; Cachamay, Chirica, Dalla Costa, Once de Abril, Simón Bolívar, Unare, Universidad, Vista al Sol, Pozo Verde, and Yocoima.[2]

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Coordinates: 8°18′22″N 62°40′44″W / 8.30611°N 62.67889°W / 8.30611; -62.67889