San Antonio del Táchira
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|San Antonio del Táchira|
|• Mayor||Simón Vargas MUD|
|• Total||204 km2 (79 sq mi)|
|Elevation||802 m (2,631 ft)|
|• Density||236.13/km2 (611.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||VST (UTC-4:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC-4:30)|
|The area and population figures are for the municipality|
San Antonio del Táchira is a city in the Venezuelan Andean state of Táchira. The busy highway linking the cities of Cúcuta, Colombia, and San Cristóbal, Venezuela, passes through San Antonio del Táchira, making it an important gateway between the two nations. This city is the shire town of the Municipio Bolívar de Táchira and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 48,171.
The Bolívar Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 48,171 (up from 39,752 in 1990). This amounts to 4.9% of Táchira's population. The municipality's population density is 611.6 people per square mile (236.13/km²).
San Antonio del Táchira is the shire town of the Bolívar Municipality in Táchira. The mayor of the Bolívar Municipality is Juan Vicente Cañas Alviarez, elected in 2004 with 48% of the vote. He replaced Ramon Vivas shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.
The city's airport, Juan Vicente Gómez International Airport, is located 2 kilometers northeast of the city.
Sites of interest
Squares and parks
- Plaza Bolívar (located between carreras 9 and 10 and calles 3 and 4)
- Plaza Miranda (located between carreras 12 and 13 and calles 4 and 5)
- bolivar-tachira.gob.ve (in Spanish)
- Facts & figures of the Bolívar Municipality (in Spanish)
- Information on the Bolívar Municipality (in Spanish)
- More information on the Bolívar Municipality (in Spanish)