Río Negro Municipality

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Río Negro Municipality

Municipio Río Negro
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Location in Amazonas
Location in Amazonas
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Coordinates: 1°34′12″N 65°57′15″W / 1.570108°N 65.954134°W / 1.570108; -65.954134Coordinates: 1°34′12″N 65°57′15″W / 1.570108°N 65.954134°W / 1.570108; -65.954134
Kintra Venezuela
StateAmazonas
Municipal seatSan Carlos de Río Negro
Govrenment
 • MayorLuis Alirio Avaristo (NRA)
Area
 • Total39150 km2 (15,120 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,300
 • Density0.059/km2 (0.15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Aurie code(s)0248
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The Río Negro Municipality is ane o the seiven municipalities (municipios) that mak up the soothren Venezuelan state o Amazonas an, accordin tae the 2011 census bi the Naitional Institute o Statistics o Venezuela, the municipality haes a population o 2,300.[1] The toun o San Carlos de Río Negro is the shire toun o the Río Negro Municipality.[2]

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The toun o San Carlos de Río Negro wis foondit in 1759 aroond a moontit camp bi the expedeetion caiptained bi José Solano that muivit tae that aurie in the extent o the wirks o exploration o the leemits atween the Crouns o Portugal an Spain requestit bi the Treaty o Madrid. José Solano set up his sploration base in that place, in the margins o the Rio Negro, an thare he settled wi the few men that haed survivit the ascent alang the Orinoco River, syne maist, includin the famous Swadish botanist Pehr Löfling that accompaniet the expedeetion, thay haed succumbit prey o the tropical diseases, especially the yellae fever.

San Carlos de Río Negro wis visitit frae 7 Mey tae 10 Mey 1800 for the expedeetion o Alexander von Humboldt an Aimé Bonpland, constitutin the maist soothren pynt o thair (périplo) for the Amazon Basin.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Río Negro Municipality, accordin tae a 2007 population estimate bi the Naitional Institute o Statistics o Venezuela, haes a population o 2,660 (up frae 2,314 in 2000). This amoonts tae 1.9% o the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 0.1 inhabitants per square kilometre (0.26/sq mi).[4]

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The mayor o the Río Negro Municipality is Luis Alirio Avaristo, electit on 31 October 2004 wi 37% o the vote. Avaristo haed been servin as the actin mayor o the Río Negro Municipality syne 13 August 2002, follaein the resignation o Pedro Zerpa.[5][6] The municipality is dividit intae fower pairishes; Capital Río Negro, Solano, Casiquiare, an Cocuy (previous tae 18 Dizember 1997, the Río Negro Municipality conteened anerly a single pairish).[2]

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