|Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure|
|Founded||July 6, 1694|
|• Mayor||José Rafael Vásquez (MVR)|
|• Total||144.166 km2 (55.663 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Araureño / a|
|Time zone||UTC-4:30 (VST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4:30 (not observed)|
Araure (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾauɾe]) is a town in the Venezuelan state of Portuguesa. This town is the shire town of the Araure Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 111,908.
Araure was founded on July 6, 1694 as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure.
The Araure Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 111,908 (up from 75,811 in 1990). This amounts to 15.4% of Portuguesa's population. The municipality's population density is 452.9 people per square mile (174.86/km²).
Araure is the shire town of the Araure Municipality in Portuguesa. The mayor is José Rafael Vásquez, elected in 2004 with 44% of the vote. He replaced Armando Rodriguez shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.
- Primeros Resultados XIII Censo General de Población y Vivienda
- Portal de Occidente - Municipio Araure Archived January 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
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