Palavecino Municipality

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Palavecino Municipality
Municipio Palavecino
Municipality
Flag of Palavecino Municipality
Flag
Location in Lara
Location in Lara
Map showing the location of Palavecino Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Palavecino Municipality within Venezuela
Palavecino Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°01′59″N 69°15′48″W / 10.0331°N 69.2633°W / 10.0331; -69.2633Coordinates: 10°01′59″N 69°15′48″W / 10.0331°N 69.2633°W / 10.0331; -69.2633
Country  Venezuela
State Lara
Municipal seat Cabudare
Government
 • Mayor Aura Contreras de Rivero (MVR)
Area
 • Total 440 km2 (170 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 155,653
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s) 0251
Website Official website

The Palavecino Municipality is one of the nine municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Lara and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 155,653.[1] The town of Cabudare is the shire town of the Palavecino Municipality.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Palavecino Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 155,653 (up from 137,294 in 2000). This amounts to 8.7% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 353.76 inhabitants per square kilometre (916.2/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Palavecino Municipality is Aura Contreras de Rivero, elected on October 31, 2004 with 32% of the vote.[5] She replaced Diego Antonio Rivero shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into three parishes; Cabudare, José Gregorio Bastidas, and Agua Viva .[2]

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