Simón Rodríguez Municipality

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Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Municipio Simón Rodríguez
Municipality
Flag of Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Flag
Official seal of Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Seal
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Map showing the location of Simón Rodríguez Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Simón Rodríguez Municipality within Venezuela
Simón Rodríguez Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°51′39″N 64°15′05″W / 8.860921°N 64.251435°W / 8.860921; -64.251435Coordinates: 8°51′39″N 64°15′05″W / 8.860921°N 64.251435°W / 8.860921; -64.251435
Country  Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Municipal seat El Tigre
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Hernández (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 703 km2 (271 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 181,474
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−04:00 (VET)
Area code(s) 0283

The Simón Rodríguez Municipality is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 182,474. [1] The town of El Tigre is the shire town of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality.[2]

History[edit]

El Tigre was founded on February 3, 1933. The city started when oil companies found oil in El Tigre and established their offices in Campo Oficina.

Demographics[edit]

The Simón Rodríguez Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 183,185 (up from 155,178 in 2000). This amounts to 12.4% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 260.58 inhabitants per square kilometre (674.9/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Simón Rodríguez Municipality is Carlos Hernández, elected on November 23, 2008 with 49% of the vote.[5] He replaced Ernesto José Paraqueima Luiggi shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into two parishes; Edmundo Barrios and Miguel Otero Silva.[2]

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