Bolívar Municipality, Táchira

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Bolívar Municipality
Municipio Bolívar
Municipality
Flag of Bolívar Municipality
Flag
Official seal of Bolívar Municipality
Seal
Location in Táchira
Location in Táchira
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Bolívar Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.82°N 72.45°W / 7.82; -72.45Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.82°N 72.45°W / 7.82; -72.45
Country  Venezuela
State Táchira
Municipal seat San Antonio del Táchira
Government
 • Mayor Juan Vicente Cañas Alviarez (MVR)
Area
 • Total 198 km2 (76 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 60,149
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone VET (UTC−04:00)
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]

Name[edit]

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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