Miranda (state)

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Miranda State
Estado Miranda
State
Flag of Miranda State
Flag
Coat of arms of Miranda State
Coat of arms
Anthem: Miranda State Anthem
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°17′N 66°20′W / 10.28°N 66.33°W / 10.28; -66.33Coordinates: 10°17′N 66°20′W / 10.28°N 66.33°W / 10.28; -66.33
Country  Venezuela
Created 1909
Capital Los Teques
Government
 • Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski (2012–2016)
Area
 • Total 7,950 km2 (3,070 sq mi)
Area rank 17th
  0.87% of Venezuela
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,675,165
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
  10.36% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-M
Emblematic tree Roso blanco (Brownea leucantha)
Website www.miranda.gob.ve

Miranda (Spanish: Estado Miranda, IPA: [esˈtaðo miˈɾanda]) is one of the 23 states (estados) of Venezuela and the second most populous after Zulia State. As of June 30, 2010, it has approximately 2,987,968 residents. It also has the greatest Human Development Index in Venezuela, according to the Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics. Miranda is an important center for political, economic, cultural and commercial activities. The state relies on a government of 21 municipal mayor-ships and one governor.

Miranda State covers a total surface area of 7,955 km².

Administrative divisions[edit]

Municipalities and municipal seats[edit]

Municipalities in Miranda
Dawn at Puerto Encantado, Higuerote.
La Llovizna Falls, Guatire

Miranda state is sub-divided into 21 municipalities, given below with their areas, populations and administrative seats:

Municipality Area
(km2)
Population
(Census 2001)
Seat
1. Acevedo 1,879 70,282 Caucagua
2. Andrés Bello 114 20,119 San José de Barlovento
3. Baruta 86 260,853 Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Baruta
4. Brión 531 45,346 Higuerote
5. Buroz 198 20,009 Mamporal
6. Carrizal 32 41,103 Carrizal
7. Chacao 13 64,629 Chacao
8. Cristóbal Rojas 120 77,257 Charallave
9. El Hatillo 81 54,225 El Hatillo
10. Guaicaipuro 661 222,768 Los Teques
11. Independencia 284 126,999 Santa Teresa del Tuy
12. Lander 478 108,970 Ocumare del Tuy
13. Los Salias 51 60,723 San Antonio de los Altos
14. Páez 963 30,812 Río Chico
15. Paz Castillo 408 83,976 Santa Lucía
16. Pedro Gual 925 17,928 Cúpira
17. Plaza 180 188,135 Guarenas
18. Simón Bolívar 131 31,944 San Francisco de Yare
19. Sucre 164 546,766 Petare
20. Urdaneta 273 105,606 Cúa
21. Zamora 378 152,422 Guatire

Other important towns[edit]

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