Sucre, Aragua

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Sucre Municipality

Municipio Sucre
Banner o Sucre Municipality
Banner
Official seal of Sucre Municipality
Seal
Location in Aragua
Location in Aragua
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Coordinates: 10°11′N 67°27′W / 10.183°N 67.450°W / 10.183; -67.450Coordinates: 10°11′N 67°27′W / 10.183°N 67.450°W / 10.183; -67.450
Kintra Venezuela
StateAragua
Municipal seatCagua
Govrenment
 • MayorEusebio Agüero (PSUV)
Area
 • Total76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total120,302
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
Aurie code(s)0244
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid
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Sucre is ane o the 18 municipalities (municipios) that maks up the Venezuelan state o Aragua an, accordin tae a 2007 population estimate bi the Naitional Institute o Statistics o Venezuela, the municipality haes a population o 120,302.[1] The toun o Cagua is the shire toun o the Sucre Municipality.[2] The municipality is ane o several in Venezuela named "Sucre Municipality" in honour o Venezuelan unthirldom hero Antonio José de Sucre.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Cagua wis first established as Cagua la Vieja in 1620 an wis oreeginally made up o Spaniards. The oreegin o the name Cagua, comes frae the native wird Cahiua, which means snail. Cagua wis rebuilt in its current location in 1622 unner the new name o Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Cagua, which wis later chyngit tae San Jose de Cagua durin the 18t century. The ceety is nou kent as juist Cagua.

Cagua is a smaw ceety wi several squares an haes a tropical climate. It's ane o the maist important ceeties o Aragua acause o its proximity tae Maracay, the state caipital an Caracas. Cagua haes been, for a lang time, a important industrial zone.

One of its most important places are Casa Guipuzcoana and the Mountain "El Empalado", where original natives were burned alive by Spanish colonizers; this mountain is rich in marble and typical plants such as Araguaney, Samán, Bucare, and Apamate.

Steids o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sucre square
  • Casa Guipuzcoana
  • Marble Mines
  • Empalado Muntain
  • Auld Mill
  • Saunt Joseph Kirk
  • Taiguaiguay Loch

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Sucre Municipality, accordin tae a 2007 population estimate bi the Naitional Institute o Statistics o Venezuela, haes a population o 120,302 (up frae 109,723 in 2000). This amoonts tae 7.2% o the state's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 1,582.92 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,099.7/sq mi).[4]

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The mayor o the Sucre Municipality is Eusebio de la Cruz Agüero, electit on 8 Dizember 2013 wi 51,66% o the vote.[5] He replacit Luis Zambrano shortly efter the elections. The municipality is dividit intae twa pairishes; Capital Sucre an Bella Vista.[2]

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