Caroní Municipality

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Caroní
Municipality
Municipio Caroní
Official seal of Caroní
Seal
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Ciudad Guayana
Government
 • Mayor José Ramón López Rondón
Area
 • Total 1,612 km2 (622 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 704,585
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0286
Website Official website

The Caroní Municipality is one of the 11 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Bolívar and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 704,585. [1] The city of Ciudad Guayana is the shire town of the Caroní Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Ciudad Guayana from space, 2005

The Caroní Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 777,283 (up from 678,179 in 2000). This amounts to 50.6% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 482.19 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,248.9/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Caroní Municipality is José Ramón López Rondón., elected on December 8, 2013 with 51.21% of the vote.[5] He replaced Clemente Scotto Domínguez.[6] The municipality is divided into 11 parishes; Cachamay, Chirica, Dalla Costa, Once de Abril, Simón Bolívar, Unare, Universidad, Vista al Sol, Pozo Verde, Yocoima and Cinco de Julio.[2]

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Coordinates: 8°18′22″N 62°40′44″W / 8.30611°N 62.67889°W / 8.30611; -62.67889