Sucre, Miranda

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Municipio Sucre
(Sucre Municipality)
Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare Church
Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare Church
Flag of Municipio Sucre (Sucre Municipality)
Flag
Official seal of Municipio Sucre (Sucre Municipality)
Seal
Sucre in Miranda State
Sucre in Miranda State
Coordinates: 10°29′N 66°49′W / 10.483°N 66.817°W / 10.483; -66.817Coordinates: 10°29′N 66°49′W / 10.483°N 66.817°W / 10.483; -66.817
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Miranda
Seat Petare
Founded February 17, 1621
Incorporated 1989
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Ocariz (Primero Justicia)
Area
 • Total 164 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 665,203
 • Density 3,907.09/km2 (1,508.53/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0212
Website www.alcaldiamunicipiosucre.gov.ve

Sucre is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Miranda and one of the municipalities that make up the Metropolitan District of Caracas. According to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 640,762.[1] The city of Petare 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.

Petare´s historic center
Millennium Mall at the Rómulo Gallegos Avenue

Demographics[edit]

The Sucre Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 640,762 (up from 591,414 in 2000). This amounts to 2.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 6,287.9 people per square mile (3,907.09/km²).[4]

Government[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Period Mayor  % of votes Political party Notes
1989-1993 Enrique Mendoza COPEI First Mayor of municipality
1993-1995 Enrique Mendoza COPEI
1995-1998 Raoul Bermúdez COPEI
1998-2000 Raoul Bermúdez COPEI
2000-2004 José Vicente Rangel Ávalos 29,98 MVR Venezuelan general election, 2000
2004-2008 José Vicente Rangel Ávalos 50,91[5] MVR/PSUV Re elected
2008-2013 Carlos Ocariz 55,60[6] Primero Justicia
2013-2017 Carlos Ocariz 52,79 Primero Justicia Current Mayor

(Re elected)

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