Raúl Leoni Municipality

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Raúl Leoni
Municipality
Municipio Raúl Leoni
Flag of Raúl Leoni
Flag
Official seal of Raúl Leoni
Seal
Location in Bolívar
Location in Bolívar
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Ciudad Piar
Government
 • Mayor Gilberto Antonio Villarroel Carvajal (PPT)
Area
 • Total 56,916 km2 (21,975 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,918
 • Density 0.72/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0285
Website Official website

The Raúl Leoni 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 47,167.[1] The town of Ciudad Piar is the shire town of the Raúl Leoni Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for the former Venezuelan President Raúl Leoni.

Demographics[edit]

The Raúl Leoni Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 47,167 (up from 36,654 in 2000). This amounts to 3.1% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 0.83 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.1 /sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Raúl Leoni Municipality is Gilberto Antonio Villarroel Carvajal, re-elected on October 31, 2004 with 52% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into three (four if you count the Capital Raúl Leoni section) parishes; Barceloneta, San Francisco, and Santa Bárbara.[2]

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