Miranda, Mérida

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Miranda
Municipality
Municipio Miranda
Flag of Miranda
Flag
Official seal of Miranda
Seal
Location in Mérida
Location in Mérida
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Shiretown Timotes
Government
 • Mayor Jesus Maria Espinoza Marin (MVR)
Area
 • Total 408 km2 (158 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 22,879
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0271
Website Official 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" for independence hero Francisco de Miranda.

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