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San Antonio del Tachira



San Antonio del Tachira is a city in the Venezuelan Andean state of Tachira. The busy highway linking the cities of Cucuta, Colombia, and San Cristobal, Venezuela, passes through San Antonio del Tachira, making it an important gateway between the two nations. This city is the shire town of the Municipio Bolivar de Tachira and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 48,171.

History

General Simon Bolivar passed through this city during his Admirable Campaign on March 1, 1813.

Demographics

The Bolivar Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 48,171 . This amounts to 4.9% of Tachira's population. The municipality's population density is 611.6 people per square mile (236.13/km).

Government

San Antonio del Tachira is the shire town of the Bolivar Municipality in Tachira. The mayor of the Bolivar Municipality is Juan Vicente Canas Alviarez, elected in 2004 with 48% of the vote. He replaced Ramon Vivas shorly after the last municipal elections in October 2004.

Economy

Transportation

Airport

The city's airport, Aeropuerto Juan Vicente Gomez, is located 2 kilometers northeast of the city.

Sites of interest

Squares and parks

Plaza Bolivar (located between carreras 9 and 10 and calles 3 and 4)

Plaza Miranda (located between carreras 12 and 13 and calles 4 and 5)

External links

bolivar-tachira.gob.ve

Facts & figures of the Bolivar Municipality

Information on the Bolivar Municipality

More information on the Bolivar Municipality

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