Sucre, Bolívar

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Sucre
Municipality
Municipio Sucre
Location in Bolívar
Location in Bolívar
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Maripa
Government
 • Mayor Juan Carlos Figarella Díaz (MVR)
Area
 • Total 46,166 km2 (17,825 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 27,218
 • Density 0.59/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0285
Website Official website

Sucre 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 27,218.[1] The town of Maripa is the shire town of the Sucre Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Sucre Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Antonio José de Sucre.

Demographics[edit]

The Sucre Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 27,218 (up from 20,108 in 2000). This amounts to 1.8% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 0.59 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.5/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Sucre Municipality is Juan Carlos Figarella Díaz, re-elected on October 31, 2004 with 47% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into four (five if you count the Capital Sucre section) parishes; Aripao, Guarataro, Las Majadas, and Moitaco.[2]

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