Miranda Municipality, Mérida

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Miranda Municipality

Municipio Miranda
Flag of Miranda Municipality
Flag
Official seal of Miranda Municipality
Seal
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Map showing the location of Miranda Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Miranda Municipality within Venezuela
Miranda Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°58′58″N 70°46′48″W / 8.9827°N 70.7801°W / 8.9827; -70.7801Coordinates: 8°58′58″N 70°46′48″W / 8.9827°N 70.7801°W / 8.9827; -70.7801
Country Venezuela
StateMérida
Municipal seatTimotes
Government
 • MayorJesus Maria Espinoza Marin (MVR)
Area
 • Total430 km2 (170 sq mi)
Population
(2007)
 • Total22,879
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s)0271
WebsiteOfficial website

Miranda is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Mérida and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 22,879.[1] The town of Timotes is the shire town of the Miranda Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named Miranda Municipality after the Venezuelan revolutionary and independence hero Francisco de Miranda.

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