Lander, Venezuela

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Lander
Municipality
Municipio Lander
Location in Miranda
Location in Miranda
Country  Venezuela
State Miranda
Shiretown Ocumare del Tuy
Government
 • Mayor José Gregorio Arvelo (MVR)
Area
 • Total 478 km2 (185 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 135,739
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0239
Website Official website

Lander 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 135,739.[1] The town of Ocumare del Tuy is the shire town of the Lander Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Lander Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 135,739 (up from 117,819 in 2000). This amounts to 4.7% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 283.97 inhabitants per square kilometre (735.5/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Lander Municipality is José Gregorio Arvelo, elected on October 31, 2004 with 53% of the vote.[5] He replaced Manuel Garcia shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into three parishes; Ocumare del Tuy, La Democracia, and Santa Bárbara.[2]

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Coordinates: 10°11′N 66°42′W / 10.183°N 66.700°W / 10.183; -66.700