Urdaneta, Lara

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Municipio Urdaneta
Location in Lara
Location in Lara
Country  Venezuela
State Lara
Shiretown Siquisique
 • Mayor Luis Gonzaga Ladino (MVR)
 • Total 4,256 km2 (1,643 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 63,213
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0253
Website Official website

Urdaneta is one of nine municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Lara and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 63,213.[1] The town of Siquisique is the shire town of the Urdaneta Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Urdaneta Municipality" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Rafael Urdaneta.


The Urdaneta Municipality, according to a 2008 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 63,213 (up from 56,063 in 2000). This amounts to 3.5% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 14.85 inhabitants per square kilometre (38.5/sq mi).[4]


The mayor of the Urdaneta Municipality is Luis Gonzaga Ladino, elected on October 31, 2004 with 64% of the vote.[5] He replaced Willians Ereu shortly after the elections.[6] The municipality is divided into four parishes; Siquisique, Moroturo, San Miguel, and Xaguas.[2]


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Coordinates: 10°39′09″N 69°42′20″W / 10.6525°N 69.7056°W / 10.6525; -69.7056