Bolívar, Táchira

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Bolívar
Municipality
Municipio Bolívar
Location in Táchira
Location in Táchira
Country  Venezuela
State Táchira
Shiretown San Antonio del Táchira
Government
 • Mayor Juan Vicente Cañas Alviarez (MVR)
Area
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 60,149
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0276
Website Official website

Bolívar Municipality is one of the 29 municipalities that makes up the western Venezuelan state of Táchira and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 60,149.[1] The town of San Antonio del Táchira is the shiretown of the Bolívar Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Bolívar Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar.

Demographics[edit]

The Bolívar Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 60,149 (up from 50,209 in 2000). This amounts to 5.1% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 294.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (763.7/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Bolívar Municipality is Juan Vicente Cañas Alviarez, elected on October 31, 2004 with 48% of the vote.[5] He replaced Ramon Vivas shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into four parishes; Bolívar, Palotal, Juan Vicente Gómez, and Isaías Medina Angarita (parishes Juan Vicente Gómez and Isaías Medina Angarita were officially separated from the Bolívar parish on January 25, 1995).[2]

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Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.817°N 72.450°W / 7.817; -72.450