José Gregorio Monagas Municipality

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José Gregorio Monagas
Municipality
Municipio José Gregorio Monagas
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Country  Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Shiretown Mapire
Government
 • Mayor Cruz Ojeda (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 9,176 km2 (3,543 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 18,154
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0283
Website Official website

The José Gregorio Monagas Municipality 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 18,154.[1] The town of Mapire is the shire town of the José Gregorio Monagas Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for the nineteenth century Venezuelan President José Gregorio Monagas.

Demographics[edit]

The José Gregorio Monagas Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 18,154 (up from 16,533 in 2000). This amounts to 1.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 1.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (5.1/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the José Gregorio Monagas Municipality is Cruz Ojeda, elected on 23 November 2008 with 54% of the vote.[5] He replaced Rafael Ángel Puerta Alvarez shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into six parishes; Capital José Gregorio Monagas, Piar, San Diego de Cabrutica, Santa Clara, Uverito, and Zuata.[2]

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