El Tigre

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El Tigre
Parque la Bandera.jpg
Estadio Enzo Hernández.jpg Avenida Francisco de Miranda.jpg
Centro Comercial San Remo Mall.JPG Plaza Bolivar de El Tigre.JPG
Vista aérea de la Avenida Francisco de Miranda y sus alrededores.jpg
Nickname(s): "Gerencia, Eficiencia y Humildad"
(English:"Management, Efficiency and Humility)
El Tigre is located in Venezuela
El Tigre
El Tigre
El tigre in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
Coordinates: 08°53′10″N 64°15′40″W / 8.88611°N 64.26111°W / 8.88611; -64.26111Coordinates: 08°53′10″N 64°15′40″W / 8.88611°N 64.26111°W / 8.88611; -64.26111
Country Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Municipality Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Founded February 23, 1933
 • Mayor Jesús Figuera (PSUV)
 • Total 703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 206,946
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Demonym Tigrense
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 6050
Area code(s) 0283
Climate Aw
Website www.eltigre.gob.ve
The area and population figures are for the municipality

El Tigre (Spanish pronunciation: [el ˈtiɣɾe]) is a city of Venezuela located in the state Anzoátegui. It is the capital of municipality Simón Rodríguez and is located south of Anzoategui state, equidistant from the Orinoco River and the Caribbean Sea in the table Guanipa, crossed by the Tigre River, a 285 m altitude; with an average temperature of 79 °F and an annual average rainfall of 1,200 mm.[1] One nearby tourist destination is the Chimire Cliffs.

El Tigre also is in full conurbation with the city of San Jose de Guanipa, capital of the Municipality Guanipa whose population according to data from the CNE is 84.526 inhabitants. Both cities are in practice one whose population would be 291.472 .

Since the appointment of Orinoco Belt as one of the largest reserves of oil in the world, Tiger has become one of the most important cities in Venezuela because it is very near or on the edge this oil belt in Anzoategui state. Thus El Tigre currently shows an increase in the establishment of companies of services to the oil industry that is constantly growing and have also been presented innunmerables construction projects for new shopping malls, business buildings or towers and other works for the significant activation of tourism.


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.[1]


About the territorial extension of the municipality in which the city is located, it is 702 km2 and delimited by the following territories:

Northeast: borders the municipalities Pedro Maria Freites and San Jose de Guanipa. South: bordering the municipality Francisco de Miranda. East: borders the municipality San Jose de Guanipa. West: bordering the municipality Francisco de Miranda. Southeast: municipalities bordering San Jose de Guanipa and Independencia.


The climate is of savannah and temperatures ranging between 68 °F (20 degrees C) and 96.8 °F (37 degrees C), with an average of 80.6 °F (27 degrees C) approximate.


La Voz de EL Tigre[2] tt was the first radio station in amplitude modulated (AM) installed in the city, by Don Carlos Poleo, the January 9, 1948.

  • Radio Fe y Alegría 940 AM

With the development of the frequency modulation (FM) are many radio stations that have been installed, among the most representative.

  • Mundo Radio 88.9 FM
  • VenFM 98.9 FM
  • Chimire 105.5 FM
  • Radio Fe y Alegría 91.7 FM
  • Orbita 97.3 FM
  • Tigresa 100.1 FM
  • Eclipse 90.1 FM
  • Xtrema 99.7 FM
  • Ídolos 96.9 FM
  • Clásicos 90.9 FM
  • Eco 92.1 FM
  • Turpial 107.1 FM
  • Fuego 89.5 FM
  • Mariana Radio "La Catolica" 100.7

Local economy[edit]


  • Hotel Green Park
  • Hotel Internacional Gran Hotel
  • Hotel Mancora Suites & Hotel
  • Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Hotel Gemstone Inn
  • Hotel La Redoma
  • Hotel Suites & Hotel
  • Hotel Tamanaco
  • Hotel La Carreta del Tigre
  • Hotel Palma Real
  • Hotel Luxor
  • Hotel Cel (Centro Empresarial Longo)
  • Hotel Erobuiling Express El Tigre
  • Hotel La Fuente
  • Hotel Las Tinajas
  • Hotel Reina Margot
  • Hotel Villa Dorada
  • Hotel La Posada del Angel
  • Hotel Bella Vista Suite
  • Hotel Caribbean Beach
  • Hotel Amadeus
  • Hotel Don Pepe


  • San Remo Mall
  • Unimall
  • Petrucci
  • Plaza Medina
  • Las Virtudes
  • Alba
  • Paseo los Pinos
  • Galerias Agua Miel
  • Harris
  • Venezuela
  • El Coloso
  • Madrid
  • Paris
  • Pequeños Comerciantes
  • Hana
  • Díaz

Main Streets and Avenues[edit]

  • Ave. España (Troncal Km 16)
  • Ave. Rotaria (Troncal Km 16)
  • Ave. Peñalver
  • Ave. Jesús Subero
  • Ave. Carretera Negra
  • Ave. Norte (Troncal Km 15)
  • Ave. Francisco de Miranda
  • Ave. 5
  • Ave. Libertador
  • Ave. Intercomunal
  • St. Bolívar
  • St. Miranda
  • St. Brasil
  • St. Anzoátegui
  • St. Ayacucho

Main Squares and Phials[edit]

  • Plaza Bolívar
  • Plaza El Libro
  • Plaza Revenga
  • Plaza La Patilla
  • Plaza Augusto Ramirez
  • Plaza José Antonio Anzoátegui
  • Plaza de Estudiantes
  • Plaza España.
  • Redoma de Aguanca
  • Redoma Cruz de los Choferes
  • Bulevar José Gregorio Hernández
  • El Paseo de La Virgen


El Tigre is the shire town of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality in Anzoátegui. The mayor of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality is Jesús Figuera, elected in 2013 with 41,87% of the vote.[3]

Main roads to other cities[edit]

  • National Trunk Highway Km 15 (Saint Joseph, El Tigre, Pariaguán).
  • National Trunk Highway Km 16 (Cantaura, El Tigre, Ciudad Bolivar).
  • Regional Road (El Tigre - Atapirire)

Famous residents[edit]