Puerto Píritu

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Puerto Pìritu
Top left: noelive LIGHTHOUSE OF PORT PÌRITU
Top left: noelive LIGHTHOUSE OF PORT PÌRITU
Nickname(s): Enchanted land
Puerto Pìritu is located in Venezuela
Puerto Pìritu
Puerto Pìritu
Coordinates: 10°04′N 65°03′W / 10.067°N 65.050°W / 10.067; -65.050Coordinates: 10°04′N 65°03′W / 10.067°N 65.050°W / 10.067; -65.050
Country Venezuela
States Anzoátegui
Municipalities Fernando de Peñalver Municipality
Founded 1513
Government
 • Mayor Axel Rodríguez
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,000 approx.
 • Demonym Pìriteño(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 6022
Area code(s) 281
Climate BSh
Website [1] (Spanish)

Puerto Píritu is a Venezuelan city located in the north-central coast of Anzoátegui State, with a population more than 11,000. It is the capital of the Fernando de Peñalver Municipality, and located 46 km from the centre of Barcelona, the capital of the State. By road it is approximately 25 minutes from the city of Barcelona and 45 minutes from Uchire Boca.

History[edit]

Puerto Píritu founded in 1513 as "El Manjar" and abandoned few years later, still retains an enormous amount of colonial buildings in the historic centre of the city. Modern history starts from the arrival of Franciscan missionaries in 1652. Puerto Píritu was the point of entry and departure in the 17th and 18th centuries for colonization, evangelization and immigration into what is now Anzoátegui State. Puerto Píritu began its history with its own identity in the mid-19th century. Thanks to many margariteñas families, that people became the major commercial port output products of the guariqueños Plains and in the basin of river Unare point such that for 1928 was already district as it is today the municipality Peñalver.

The current Puerto Píritu still retains an enormous amount of colonial buildings in the historic centre of the city. Tourism and fishing and trade are the main sources of income of Puerto Píritu.

Geography[edit]

The altitude of the city is eight m

The city is located in a 10.04495 'n LAT and Long 65.033272 ' o

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Puerto Pìritu, Venezuela
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.1
(88)
31.7
(89.1)
32.2
(90)
32.2
(90)
32.8
(91)
31.7
(89.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.7
(89.1)
32.2
(90)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
31.7
(89.1)
32.0
(89.6)
Average low °C (°F) 20.0
(68)
20.6
(69.1)
21.7
(71.1)
22.8
(73)
23.3
(73.9)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
22.2
(72)
21.1
(70)
22.1
(71.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.6
(0.299)
2.5
(0.098)
2.5
(0.098)
7.6
(0.299)
48.3
(1.902)
104.1
(4.098)
119.4
(4.701)
121.9
(4.799)
83.8
(3.299)
58.4
(2.299)
43.2
(1.701)
22.9
(0.902)
622.3
(24.5)
Source: [The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.]

Tourism[edit]

Port Píritu is a tourist area as well as the other cities of Anzoátegui State, with its beaches and lagoons. This region is characterized by a sparse vegetation in contrast to large areas of beaches that are mostly frequented by domestic visitors.

The eastern seaboard of Anzoátegui has a tourist infrastructure of recent data, the resort of Puerto Píritu has a length of 600 meters of beaches in turbid waters that turn brown when the sea is rough. Services include restaurants type "caneys", rent sunshades and umbrellas. Port Píritu has other attractions as Píritu La Laguna is also worthy of being accessed, has beautiful scenery of flora, fauna and typical beaches in the area.

schools[edit]

Beach of Puerto Píritu. Main source of tourism
  • EU Pedro Rolingson Herrera
  • U.E.P mother Candelaria
  • U.E.P educational Institute Puerto Píritu
  • EU Francisco Fajardo
  • U.E.P. Edgar Marques
  • U.E.P. Christ Jose
  • EU José f. laya
  • EU Pedro Celestino Muñóz
  • Naval Lyceum GD José Antonio Anzoátegui

See also[edit]

References[edit]