Miranda (state)

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Miranda
State of Venezuela
Flag of Miranda
Flag
Anthem: Himno del Estado Miranda
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°17′N 66°20′W / 10.28°N 66.33°W / 10.28; -66.33Coordinates: 10°17′N 66°20′W / 10.28°N 66.33°W / 10.28; -66.33
Country Venezuela
Created 1909
Capital Los Teques
Government
 • Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski (2012–2016)
Area
 • Total 7,950 km2 (3,070 sq mi)
Area rank 17th
  0.87% of Venezuela
Population (2016 [1])
 • Total 3,194,390
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
  10.36% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-M
Emblematic tree Roso blanco (Brownea leucantha)
Website www.miranda.gob.ve

Miranda State (Spanish: Estado Miranda, IPA: [esˈtaðo miˈɾanda]) is one of the 23 states (estados) of Venezuela and the second most populous after Zulia State. As of the 2011 census, it had a population of 2,675,165 residents. It also has the greatest Human Development Index in Venezuela, according to the Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Caracas). The most recent population estimate was 3,194,390 in mid-2016.[2]

Miranda is an important center for political, economic, cultural and commercial activities. The state is administered by a governor, and is sub-divided into 21 municipalities, each under a mayor.

Miranda State covers a total surface area of 7,950 km².

Administrative divisions[edit]

Municipios of Miranda State

Municipalities and municipal seats[edit]

Miranda State is sub-divided into 21 municipalities, given below with their administrative centres, areas and populations:[3]

Municipality Administrative
centre
Area
(km2)
Population
(Census 2001)
Population
(Census 2011)
Population
Estimate
30 June 2016
1. Acevedo Caucagua 1,879 70,282 87,371 96,210
2. Andrés Bello San José de Barlovento 114 20,119 20,981 22,851
3. Baruta Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Baruta 86 260,853 240,755 362,371
4. Brión Higuerote 531 45,346 58,940 67,332
5. Buroz Mamporal 198 20,009 27,515 29,841
6. Carrizal Carrizal 32 41,103 51,712 56,629
7. Chacao Chacao 13 64,629 61,213 76,888
8. Cristóbal Rojas Charallave 120 77,257 117,888 141,593
9. El Hatillo El Hatillo 81 54,225 58,156 90,554
10. Guaicaipuro Los Teques 661 222,768 252,242 289,531
11. Independencia Santa Teresa del Tuy 284 126,999 138,776 157,961
12. Lander Ocumare del Tuy 478 108,970 144,947 170,728
13. Los Salias San Antonio de los Altos 51 60,723 68,255 76,035
14. Páez Río Chico 963 30,812 37,944 42,125
15. Paz Castillo Santa Lucía 408 83,976 111,197 124,671
16. Pedro Gual Cúpira 925 17,928 21,831 23,879
17. Plaza Guarenas 180 188,135 209,987 238,750
18. Simón Bolívar San Francisco de Yare 131 31,944 42,597 48,445
19. Sucre Petare 164 546,766 600,351 691,317
20. Urdaneta Cúa 273 105,606 135,432 167,768
21. Zamora Guatire 378 152,422 187,075 218,911
Total state Los Teques 7,950 2,675,165 3,194,390

Other important towns[edit]

Population[edit]

Race and ethnicity[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the racial composition of the population was:[4]

Racial composition Population  %
Mestizo N/A 48.0
White 1,387,265 45.8
Black 157,506 5.2
Other race N/A 1.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Caracas.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Caracas.
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Caracas.
  4. ^ "Resultado Básico del XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011 (Mayo 2014)" (PDF). Ine.gov.ve. p. 29. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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