Independencia, Venezuela

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Independencia
Municipality
Municipio Independencia
Location in Miranda
Location in Miranda
Country  Venezuela
State Miranda
Shiretown Santa Teresa del Tuy
Government
 • Mayor Wilmer Salazar (MVR)
Area
 • Total 284 km2 (110 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 160,899
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0239
Website Official website

Independencia 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 160,899.[1] The town of Santa Teresa del Tuy is the shire town of the Independencia Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Independencia Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 160,899 (up from 137,469 in 2000). This amounts to 5.6% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 566.55 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,467.4/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Independencia Municipality is Wilmer Salazar, re-elected on October 31, 2004 with 50% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Santa Teresa del Tuy and El Cartanal.[2]

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