Zamora, Aragua

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Zamora
Municipality
Municipio Zamora
Flag of Zamora
Flag
Official seal of Zamora
Seal
Location in Aragua
Location in Aragua
Zamora is located in Venezuela
Zamora
Zamora
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°02′N 67°29′W / 10.033°N 67.483°W / 10.033; -67.483Coordinates: 10°02′N 67°29′W / 10.033°N 67.483°W / 10.033; -67.483
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Shiretown Villa de Cura
Government
 • Mayor Aldo Lovera (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 649 km2 (251 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 144,759
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Area code(s) 0244
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Zamora is one of the 18 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Aragua and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 144,759. [1] The town of Villa de Cura is the shire town of the Zamora Municipality.[2] The municipality is one of several named "Zamora Municipality" for the 19th century Venezuelan soldier Ezequiel Zamora.

History[edit]

The city of Villa de Cura was founded on May 25, 1722.

Demographics[edit]

The Zamora Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 145,742 (up from 127,595 in 2000). This amounts to 8.8% of the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 224.56 inhabitants per square kilometre (581.6/sq mi).[4]

Government[edit]

The mayor of the Zamora Municipality is Aldo Lovera, elected on November 23, 2008 with 55% of the vote.[5] He replaced Stefano Mangione shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into five parishes; Capital Zamora, Magdaleno, San Francisco de Asís, Valles de Tucutunemo, and Augusto Mijares (separated from San Francisco de Asís parish effective 16/12/97).[2]

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