Zamora, Aragua

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Zamora
Municipality
Municipio Zamora
Location in Aragua
Location in Aragua
Zamora is located in Venezuela
Zamora
Zamora
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°02′N 67°29′W / 10.033°N 67.483°W / 10.033; -67.483Coordinates: 10°02′N 67°29′W / 10.033°N 67.483°W / 10.033; -67.483
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Shiretown Villa de Cura
Government
 • Mayor Aldo Lovera (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 649 km2 (251 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 145,742
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0244
Website Official website

Zamora is one of the 18 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Aragua and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 145,742.[1] The town of Villa de Cura is the shire town of the Zamora Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several named "Zamora Municipality" for the 19th century Venezuelan soldier Ezequiel Zamora.

History[edit]

The city of Villa de Cura was founded on May 25, 1722.

Demographics[edit]

The Zamora Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 145,742 (up from 127,595 in 2000). This amounts to 8.8% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 224.56 inhabitants per square kilometre (581.6/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Zamora Municipality is Aldo Lovera, elected on November 23, 2008 with 55% of the vote.[5] He replaced Stefano Mangione shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into five parishes; Capital Zamora, Magdaleno, San Francisco de Asís, Valles de Tucutunemo, and Augusto Mijares (separated from San Francisco de Asís parish effective 16/12/97).[2]

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