Roscio Municipality

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Municipio Roscio
Location in Bolívar
Location in Bolívar
Country  Venezuela
State Bolívar
Shiretown Guasipati
 • Mayor Manuel de Jesús González Marrero
 • Total 6,182 km2 (2,387 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 21,750
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9.1/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0288
Website Official website

The Roscio 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 21,750. [1] The town of Guasipati is the shire town of the Roscio Municipality.[2]


The Roscio Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 23,957 (up from 19,777 in 2000). This amounts to 1.6% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 3.88 inhabitants per square kilometre (10.0/sq mi).[4]


The mayor of the Roscio Municipality is Manuel de Jesús González Marrero, re-elected on October 31, 2004 with 51% of the vote.[5][6] The municipality is divided into one (two if you count the Capital Roscio section) parishes; Salom.[2]

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Coordinates: 7°28′47″N 61°53′55″W / 7.4796°N 61.8987°W / 7.4796; -61.8987