San Diego Municipality

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San Diego
Municipality
Municipio San Diego
Location in Carabobo
Location in Carabobo
Country  Venezuela
State Carabobo
Shiretown San Diego
Government
 • Mayor Enzo Scarano Vicencio (Cuentas Claras)
Area
 • Total 106 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 74,941
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0241
Website Official website

The San Diego Municipality is one of the 14 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Carabobo and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 74,941.[1] The town of San Diego is the shire town of the San Diego Municipality.[2]

Geography[edit]

The San Diego river, coming from the Northern mountains, crosses the city in its way to the Valencia Lake.

Places of interest[edit]

  • San Diego's church is a well-preserved colonial church.
  • The area around the San Diego church, around the Bolívar Square, also keep the traditional architecture.

Economy[edit]

The city was the centre of an agricultural region. It has grown very rapidly in recent years. Many of the areas previously used for agriculture have been taken over by further urbanizations. Now the service industry has overtaken agriculture as the area's main source of income.

Demographics[edit]

San Diego church

The San Diego Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 74,941 (up from 60,330 in 2000). This amounts to 3.4% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 706.99 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,831.1 /sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the San Diego Municipality is Scarano Vicencio, re-elected on November 23, 2008 with 71% of the vote.[5] The municipality is divided into one parish (San Diego).[2]

Education[edit]

  • Universidad Arturo Michelena
  • Universidad Jose Antonio Paez
  • Unidad Educativa Patria Soberana

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