Location in Miranda
|• Mayor||Francisco Garcés (PSUV)|
|• Total||661 km2 (255 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||VST (UTC-4:30)|
Guaicaipuro is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Miranda and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 280,687. The town of Los Teques is the shire town of the Guaicaipuro Municipality. The municipality is named for the sixteenth century cacique Guaicaipuro.
The city of Los Teques was founded in 1777 and was named after the Aractoeques Carabs, an indigenous tribe that once inhabited the area. On February 13, 1927, the capital of Miranda was moved to this city from Petare (before being in Petare, the capital of Miranda was in Ocumare del Tuy).
Temperature: Varies from 18 and 26 degrees Celsius.
The Guaicaipuro Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 280,687 (up from 240,731 in 2000). This amounts to 9.8% of the state's population. The municipality's population density is 424.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,099.8/sq mi).
The mayor of the Guaicaipuro Municipality is Francisco Garcés, elected on December 8, 2013 with 52% of the vote. The municipality is divided into seven parishes; Los Teques, Altagracia de La Montaña, Cecilio Acosta, El Jarillo, Paracotos, San Pedro, and Tácata.
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