Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality

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Mario Briceño Iragorry
Municipio Mario Briceño Iragorry
Flag of Mario Briceño Iragorry
Official seal of Mario Briceño Iragorry
Location in Aragua
Location in Aragua
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Shiretown El Limón
 • Mayor Carlos Javier Velarde (MVR)
 • Total 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 99,852
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0243
Website Official website

The Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality is one of the 18 municipalities (municipios) that make up the Venezuelan state of Aragua and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 99,852. [1] The town of El Limón is the shire town of the Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality.[2] The municipality is named for the writer Mario Briceño Iragorry.


The Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 103,269 (up from 98,429 in 2000). This amounts to 6.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 1,948.47 inhabitants per square kilometre (5,046.5/sq mi).[4]


The mayor of the Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality is Carlos Javier Velarde, elected on October 31, 2004 with 52% of the vote.[5] He replaced Pedro Maurera shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Capital Mario Briceño Iragorry and Caña de Azúcar (created January 30, 1995).[2]

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