Libertador Municipality, Mérida

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Libertador
Municipality
Municipio Libertador
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Shiretown Mérida
Government
 • Mayor Carlos García
Area
 • Total 803 km2 (310 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 232,011
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0274
Website Official website

The Libertador Municipality is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Mérida and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 232,011.[1] The city of Mérida is the shire town of the Libertador Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of a number in Venezuela named "Libertador Municipality", in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar.

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Coordinates: 8°36′N 71°09′W / 8.6°N 71.15°W / 8.6; -71.15