Pedernales Municipality

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Pedernales Municipality
Municipio Pedernales
Municipality
Venezuela - Delta Amacuro - Pedernales.svg
Location in Delta Amacuro
Pedernales Municipality is located in Venezuela
Pedernales Municipality
Pedernales Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 9°58′17.47″N 62°15′5.44″W / 9.9715194°N 62.2515111°W / 9.9715194; -62.2515111Coordinates: 9°58′17.47″N 62°15′5.44″W / 9.9715194°N 62.2515111°W / 9.9715194; -62.2515111
Country  Venezuela
State Delta Amacuro
Municipal seat Pedernales, Delta Amacuro
Government
 • Mayor Selgio Buanerges Ramírez (PASR)
Population (2007)
 • Total 6,535
Time zone VET (UTC−04:00)
Area code(s) 0287

The Pedernales Municipality is one of the four municipalities (municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Delta Amacuro and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 6,535.[1] The town of Pedernales is the municipal seat of the Pedernales Municipality.[2]

History[edit]

The Pedernales District became the Pedernales Municipality in 1994.

Demographics[edit]

The Pedernales Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 6,535 (up from 5,181 in 2000). This amounts to 4.2% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 1.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (4.8/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Pedernales Municipality is Selgio Buanerges Ramírez, elected on October 31, 2004 with 40% of the vote.[5] He replaced Cristobal Jimenez shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two parishes; Pedernales and Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa (previous to February 25, 1995, the Pedernales Municipality contained only a single parish).[2]

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