Colón, Venezuela

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San Juan de Colón
Flag of San Juan de Colón
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Official seal of San Juan de Colón
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Nickname(s): "La Ciudad de Las Palmeras"
(English:"The Palm City")
Country Venezuela
State Táchira
Municipality Ayacucho
Government
 • Mayor Gabino Paz Guerrero (COPEI)
Area
 • Total 484 km2 (187 sq mi)
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 36,925
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0277
Website ayacucho-tachira.gob.ve
The area and population figures are for the municipality

Colón is a town in the Venezuelan Andean state of Táchira. This town is the shire town of the Ayacucho Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 48,982.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The Ayacucho Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 48,982 (up from 41,404 in 1990). This amounts to 4.9% of Táchira's population.[2] The municipality's population density is 262.1 people per square mile (101.20/km²).[1]

Government[edit]

Colón is the shire town of the Ayacucho Municipality in Táchira. The mayor of the Ayacucho Municipality is Gabino Paz Guerrero, reelected in 2004 with 47% of the vote.[3] The last municipal election was held in October 2004.

Sites of interest[edit]

Religious buildings[edit]

  • Iglesia San Juan Bautista

Squares and parks[edit]

  • Plaza Bolívar
  • Plaza Sucre de Colón

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°02′16″N 72°15′07″W / 8.0377778°N 72.2519444°W / 8.0377778; -72.2519444