San Antonio del Táchira

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San Antonio del Táchira
Flag of San Antonio del Táchira
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Official seal of San Antonio del Táchira
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Country Venezuela
State Táchira
Municipality Bolívar
Founded 1724
Government
 • Mayor Simón Vargas MUD
Area
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Elevation 802 m (2,631 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 61,630
 • Density 236.13/km2 (611.6/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0276
Website bolivar-tachira.gob.ve
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.[1]

History[edit]

General Simón Bolívar passed through this city during his Admirable Campaign on March 1, 1813.

Demographics[edit]

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.[2] The municipality's population density is 611.6 people per square mile (236.13/km²).[1]

Government[edit]

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.[3] He replaced Ramon Vivas shortly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.[4]

Economy[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Street arrangement of San Antonio del Táchira based on the Cartesian coordinate system.

Airport[edit]

The city's airport, Juan Vicente Gómez International Airport, is located 2 kilometers northeast of the city.

Sites of interest[edit]

Squares and parks[edit]

  • 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)

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Coordinates: 7°49′N 72°27′W / 7.817°N 72.450°W / 7.817; -72.450