Aricagua Municipality

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Aricagua
Municipality
Municipio Aricagua
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Shiretown Aricagua
Government
 • Mayor Nelson Jesus Márquez Rojas (AD)
Area
 • Total 790 km2 (310 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,564
 • Density 5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0274
Website Official website

The Aricagua Municipality is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) that make up the Venezuelan state of Mérida and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality had a population of 4,564.[1] The town of Aricagua is the shire town of the Aricagua Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Aricagua Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, had a population of 4,564 (up from 4,514 in 2000). This amounted to 0.5% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 5.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (15/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Aricagua Municipality is Nelson Jesus Márquez Rojas, re-elected on October 31, 2004, with 59% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Capital Aricagua and San Antonio.[2]

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Coordinates: 8°13′33″N 71°08′41″W / 8.2257°N 71.1446°W / 8.2257; -71.1446