El Tigre

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El Tigre
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El Tigre is located in Venezuela
El Tigre
El Tigre
El tigre in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
Coordinates: 08°53′10″N 64°15′40″W / 8.88611°N 64.26111°W / 8.88611; -64.26111
Country Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Municipality Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Founded February 23, 1933
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Figuera (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 206.946 hab.
 • Demonym Tigrense
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 6050
Area code(s) 0283
Website Alcaldía de Simón Rodríguez.
The area and population figures are for the municipality

El Tigre (Spanish pronunciation: [el ˈtiɣɾe]) is a city in the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui. This city is the shire town of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 147,800.[1] One nearby tourist destination is the Chimire Cliffs.

History[edit]

El Tigre was founded on February 23, 1933. The city started when oil companies found oil in El Tigre and established their offices in Campo Oficina.

Demographics[edit]

The Simón Rodríguez Municipality, according to the 2011 Venezuelan census, has a population of 194.858 (up from 155.178 in 2000). This amounts to 12.4% of Anzoátegui's population.[1]

Government[edit]

El Tigre is the shire town of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality in Anzoátegui. The mayor of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality is Jesús Figuera, elected in 2013 with 41,87% of the vote.[2]

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Transportation[edit]

That place is served by both airports:

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Coordinates: 8°53′00″N 64°15′00″W / 8.88333°N 64.25°W / 8.88333; -64.25