Araure

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Araure
Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure
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Flag of Araure
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Official seal of Araure
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Location of Araure
Araure is located in Venezuela
Araure
Araure
Coordinates: 9°38′58″N 69°14′31″W / 9.64944°N 69.24194°W / 9.64944; -69.24194
Country Venezuela
State Portuguesa
Municipality Araure
Founded July 6, 1694
Government
 • Mayor José Rafael Vásquez (MVR)
Area
 • Total 144.166 km2 (55.663 sq mi)
Elevation 198 m (650 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 11,908
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Demonym Araureño(a)
Demonym(s) Araureño / a
Time zone UTC-4:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4:30 (not observed)
Postal code (+58) 255
Area code(s) 0255
Website Official website

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.[1]

History

Araure was founded on July 6, 1694 as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Araure.[2]

Demographics

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).[1]

Government

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.[3] He replaced Armando Rodriguez shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.[4]

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Coordinates: 9°34′N 69°13′W / 9.567°N 69.217°W / 9.567; -69.217