||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Spanish Wikipedia. (July 2011)|
|Municipality||Simón Rodríguez Municipality|
|Founded||February 23, 1933|
|• Mayor||Jesús Figuera (PSUV)|
|• Total||703 km2 (271 sq mi)|
|Elevation||265 m (869 ft)|
|• Total||206.946 hab.|
|Time zone||VST (UTC-4:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC-4:30)|
|Website||Alcaldía de Simón Rodríguez.|
|The area and population figures are for the municipality|
El Tigre (Spanish pronunciation: [el ˈtiɣɾe]) is a city in the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui. This city is the shire town of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 147,800. One nearby tourist destination is the Chimire Cliffs.
El Tigre was founded on February 23, 1933. The city started when oil companies found oil in El Tigre and established their offices in Campo Oficina.
The Simón Rodríguez Municipality, according to the 2011 Venezuelan census, has a population of 194.858 (up from 155.178 in 2000). This amounts to 12.4% of Anzoátegui's population.
- Ricardo Martins, footballer who plays for Deportivo Anzoátegui as a midfielder
- Jose Bonilla (boxer), former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight (112 lb) champion.
- José Catire Carpio, (December 19, 1940 - June 26, 2006), was a Venezuelan llanero singer.
- Jean Machi, major league baseball pitcher.
- José Tábata, outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
That place is served by both airports:
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