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Bolívar Municipality, Sucre

Bolívar Municipality

Municipio Bolívar
Flag of Bolívar Municipality
Flag
Location in Sucre
Location in Sucre
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Bolívar Municipality within Venezuela
Bolívar Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°22′12″N 63°57′54″W / 10.37°N 63.9651°W / 10.37; -63.9651
Country Venezuela
StateSucre
Government
 • MayorHéctor Frontado
Area
 • Total211 km2 (81 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total25,312
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (VET)
WebsiteOfficial website

Bolívar is a municipality of Sucre, Venezuela. The capital is Marigüitar.[2] It was founded in 1713 after many years of missionary work taking place in the area.[3]

Name

The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Bolívar Municipality" in honor of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar.

Geography

The municipality lies about 12 meters above sea level,[4] with its northern border on the Gulf of Cariaco. The Marigüitar River runs through the municipality into the gulf.[5] Besides the capital, the municipality has seven main population centers: Guaracayar, Güirintar-Carenero, La Soledad, Sotillo, La chica, Golindano, and Petare.[6] It is accessible by trunk road 09 that runs west-east from Cumaná to San Antonio del Golfo, and by sea from the gulf.[5]

Despite bordering the coast, in 2019 the municipality began to suffer from severe water shortages.[7] There have been infrastructure works since 2000 to improve the safe water flow in the municipality, works which have seen over 15,000 laborers from the local community and which have been largely funded by local export companies.[8]

Economy

The economy of this municipality is based primarily in fishing,[5] but there is also some tourism.[9] Combining both, the municipality also engages in promoting aquatourism.[10]

Based in Marigüitar, are several large fish and seafood packaging companies.[5]

The municipality has some hotel complexes and native cultural food outlets, for the national and international tourists that come because of its beaches and landscapes. There are also about 10 pharmacies in the municipality, which began selling suncream for tourists as well as providing medicines for the locals.[11]

Government

The municipality is governed by a mayor and a council, all of whom are elected and are affiliated with a national party. The current mayor is Héctor Frontado, who was previously the mayor of neighboring municipality Mejía from 2013-17.[12] In 2017, Cabeza was arrested and later sentenced for a corruption scheme in which his used his office as mayor to illegally obtain expensive goods.[13]

Mayors

Period Mayor Political affiliation % of votes Notes
1989-92 Manuel Neptalí Yendiz AD - First directly elected mayor
1992-95 Manuel Neptalí Yendiz AD - Reelected
1995-2000 Hector García COPEI - Second directly elected mayor (next election was held early in 2000 due to the approval of the 1999 constitution)
2000-04 Hector García IPCN COPEI 41.54[14] Reelected
2004-08 Hector García PODEMOS 52.59[15] Reelected
2008-13 Carmen Villegas PSUV 46.39[9] Third directly elected mayor (the municipal elections scheduled for the end of 2012 were postponed by a year)
2013-17 Luis Daniel Cabeza VP MUD 55.82[16] Fourth directly elected mayor
2017-present Héctor Frontado PSUV Won 6809 votes[17] Fifth directly elected mayor

See also

References

  1. ^ "Resultados por entidad federal y municipios del Estado Sucre" (PDF). Censo nacional de población y vivienda 2011. INE. December 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "División Político Territorial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela" (PDF). INE. September 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Marigüitar • Municipio Bolívar • Estado Sucre". www.turismosucre.com.ve. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  4. ^ "Municipio Bolívar". Mapcarta. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  5. ^ a b c d Marigüitar (2010-12-12). "Un Poco de Historia". Marigüitar. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  6. ^ "Marigüitar, Municipio Bolívar, Sucre, Venezuela". ve.geoview.info. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  7. ^ "Comunidad Valle Soto cerró la vía Cumaná-Carúpano en protesta por la falta de agua | El Pitazo". elpitazo.net. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  8. ^ "Red Activate y Construye - 14. TOr Identificación y formulación". www.redactivateyconstruye.org. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  9. ^ a b Aperturaven (2009-10-30). "Apertura Venezuela: Se perdió por falta de unidad. Municipio Bolívar, Estado Sucre". Apertura Venezuela. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  10. ^ "Corsotur Sucre: LA COMUNIDAD DE LA FRAGATA DEL MUNICIPIO BOLÍVAR EN EL ESTADO SUCRE SE PREPARA PARA LA CONSOLIDACIÓN DE LA RUTA ACUICULTURÍSTICA". Corsotur Sucre. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  11. ^ "Farmacias Baratas en Municipio bolívar (sucre) - Directorio - Listado - Guía - farmacias - Baratas - Sucre - Venezuela". Pharmaciesworldwide (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  12. ^ "San Antonio del Golfo está resteado con Héctor Frontado". Pananoticias. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  13. ^ ELR (2019-04-24). "Condenan exalcalde del municipio Bolívar en Sucre por venta ilícita de vehículos". Diario La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  14. ^ [www.cne.gob.ve]
  15. ^ [www.cne.gob.ve]
  16. ^ [www.cne.gob.ve]
  17. ^ "CNE anuncia resultados de las elecciones municipales de 2017". Prodavinci (in Spanish). 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2019-09-11.