Rangel (Venezuela)

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Rangel
Municipality
Municipio Rangel
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Shiretown Mucuchíes
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)

Rangel is one of the 23 municipalities (municipios) of the Venezuelan state of Mérida. Its capital is the town of Mucuchíes. It has four parishes: Cacute, La Toma, Mucurubá and San Rafael.[1] The municipality is named after the national hero Colonel José Antonio Rangel (1788-1821), who played a prominent role in the Venezuelan War of Independence.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONOCE MÉRIDA: División Político Territorial" (in Spanish). Merida State Government. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ "PUEBLOS DEL PÁRAMO: MUCUCHÍES" (in Spanish). CIBERTRONIC C.A. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 

Coordinates: 8°45′00″N 70°55′00″W / 8.75000°N 70.91667°W / 8.75000; -70.91667