Piar Municipality, Bolívar

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Piar
Municipality
Municipio Piar
Location in Bolívar
Location in Bolívar
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Upata
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Contreras (MVR)
Area
 • Total 15,900 km2 (6,100 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 107,643
 • Density 6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0288
Website Official website

The Piar Municipality is one of the 11 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Bolívar and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 107,643.[1] The town of Upata is the shire town of the Piar Municipality.[2]

History[edit]

The creation of this municipality took place between 1960 and 1990. The municipality was named after the important independence hero, Manuel Piar.

Demographics[edit]

The Piar Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 107,643 (up from 94,274 in 2000). This amounts to 7% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 6.77 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.5/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Piar Municipality is Francisco Contreras, elected on October 31, 2004 with 44% of the vote.[5] He replaced Americo De Grazia shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two (three if you count the Capital Piar section) parishes; Andrés Eloy Blanco and Pedro Cova.[2]

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