Pedro María Freites Municipality

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Pedro María Freites
Municipality
Municipio Pedro María Freites
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Country  Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Shiretown Cantaura
Government
 • Mayor Evelín Urdaneta (AD)
Area
 • Total 7,153 km2 (2,762 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 76,892
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0282
Website Official website

The Pedro María Freites 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 76,892.[1] The town of Cantaura is the shire town of the Pedro María Freites Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for Pedro María Freites.

Demographics[edit]

The Pedro María Freites Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 76,892 (up from 68,146 in 2000). This amounts to 5.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 10.75 inhabitants per square kilometre (27.8/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Pedro María Freites Municipality is Evelín Urdaneta, re-elected November 23, 2008 with 52% of the vote.[5] The municipality is divided into four parishes; Capital Pedro María Freites, Libertador, Santa Rosa, and Urica.[2]

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