The Bolívar Municipality
is one of the 18 municipalities
) that makes up the Venezuelan
state of Aragua
and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 42,295. The town of San Mateo
is the shire town
of the Bolívar Municipality. The municipality is one of several in Venezuela named "Bolívar Municipality
" in honour of Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar
The municipality is mountainous in the center and north, but in the south it is flat due to the depression formed by Lake Valencia
. The temperature generally varies between 24.5 °C
and 30 °C, while annual precipitation averages 900 mm.
Agriculture and industry are the primary sources of income for the municipality, which contains some 3% of the industry of Aragua state. In agriculture, the municipality stands out for its production of papaya
, in which it ranks 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the state.
The Bolívar Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 42,295 (up from 39,260 in 2000). This amounts to 2.5% of the state's... Read More