Francisco de Miranda, Anzoátegui

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Francisco de Miranda
Municipality
Municipio Francisco de Miranda
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Country  Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Shiretown Pariaguán
Government
 • Mayor Tomás Bello (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 5,334 km2 (2,059 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 42,357
 • Density 7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0283
Website Official website

Francisco de Miranda is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 42,357.[1] The town of Pariaguán is the shire town of the Francisco de Miranda Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Francisco de Miranda Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Francisco de Miranda.

Demographics[edit]

The Francisco de Miranda Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 42,357 (up from 36,970 in 2000). This amounts to 2.9% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 7.94 inhabitants per square kilometre (20.6 /sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

Tomás Bello, elected on 23 November 2008 with 62% of the vote.[5] He replaced Lorenzo Emilio Rondon shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into five parishes; Capital Francisco de Miranda, Atapirire, Boca del Pao, El Pao, and Múcura (created 27 June 1995).[2]

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