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Guaicaipuro, Venezuela

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Country  Venezuela
Time zone  VST (UTC-4:30)
Shiretown  Los Teques
State  Miranda
Website  Official website
Area code  0212
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Guaicaipuro is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Miranda and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 280,687. The town of Los Teques is the shire town of the Guaicaipuro Municipality. The municipality is named for the sixteenth century cacique Guaicaipuro.

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Map of Guaicaipuro, Miranda, Venezuela

History

The city of Los Teques was founded in 1777 and was named after the Aractoeques Carabs, an indigenous tribe that once inhabited the area. On February 13, 1927, the capital of Miranda was moved to this city from Petare (before being in Petare, the capital of Miranda was in Ocumare del Tuy).

Geography

Temperature: Varies from 18 and 26 degrees Celsius.

Demographics

The Guaicaipuro Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 280,687 (up from 240,731 in 2000). This amounts to 9.8% of the state's population. The municipality's population density is 424.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,099.8/sq mi).

Government

The mayor of the Guaicaipuro Municipality is Francisco Garcés, elected on December 8, 2013 with 52% of the vote. The municipality is divided into seven parishes; Los Teques, Altagracia de La Montaña, Cecilio Acosta, El Jarillo, Paracotos, San Pedro, and Tácata.

Transportation

On November 3, 2006, President Hugo Chávez inaugurated the Los Teques Metro. This metro system is connected to the Caracas Metro.

References

Guaicaipuro, Venezuela Wikipedia


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