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San Carlos, Cojedes


San Carlos is the capital of the Venezuelan state of Cojedes. This city is also the shire town of the San Carlos Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 83,957.

History

Father Capuchino Fray Pedro de Berja founded the city of San Carlos de Austria on April 27, 1678.

Demographics

The San Carlos Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 83,957 . This amounts to 33.2% of Cojedes's population.

Government

San Carlos is the shire town of the San Carlos Municipality in Cojedes. The mayor of the San Carlos Municipality is Dr. Jose Jesus Betancourt Sanoja, reelected in 2004 with 52% of the vote. The last municipal election was held in October 2004.

Sites of interest

Religious buildings

Catedral de San Carlos

Iglesia Santo Domingo

Iglesia San Juan

Squares and parks

Plaza Bolivar

External links

sancarlos-cojedes.gov.ve

Information on the municipalities of Cojedes

Flag & Coat of Arms of San Carlos


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