Piar Municipality, Bolívar

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Municipio Piar
Location in Bolívar
Location in Bolívar
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Upata
 • Mayor Francisco Contreras (MVR)
 • Total 15,900 km2 (6,100 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 98,274
 • Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0288
Website Official website

The Piar Municipality is one of the 11 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Bolívar and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 98,274. [1] The town of Upata is the shire town of the Piar Municipality.[2]


The creation of this municipality took place between 1960 and 1990. The municipality was named after the important independence hero, Manuel Piar.


The Piar Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 107,643 (up from 94,274 in 2000). This amounts to 7% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 6.77 inhabitants per square kilometre (17.5/sq mi).[4]


The mayor of the Piar Municipality is Francisco Contreras, elected on October 31, 2004 with 44% of the vote.[5] He replaced Americo De Grazia shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into two (three if you count the Capital Piar section) parishes; Andrés Eloy Blanco and Pedro Cova.[2]

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Coordinates: 7°19′08″N 62°19′12″W / 7.3190°N 62.3200°W / 7.3190; -62.3200