Campo Elías Municipality

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Campo Elías
Municipality
Municipio Campo Elías
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Shiretown Ejido
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Antonio Abreu Uzcátegui (MVR)
Area
 • Total 609 km2 (235 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 100,192
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0274
Website Official website

The Campo Elías Municipality is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Mérida and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 100,192.[1] The town of Ejido is the shire town of the Campo Elías Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Campo Elías Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 100,192 (up from 84,476 in 2000). This amounts to 11.9% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 164.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (426/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Campo Elías Municipality is Jesús Antonio Abreu Uzcátegui, re-elected on October 31, 2004 with 61% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into seven parishes; Fernández Peña, Matriz, Montalbán, Acequias, Jají, La Mesa, and San José del Sur.[2]

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Coordinates: 8°19′59″N 71°24′00″W / 8.333°N 71.400°W / 8.333; -71.400