The Guanta Municipality is one of the 21 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui and, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality had a population of 31,629. The town of Guanta is the shire town of the Guanta Municipality.
Guanta dates from the completion of the railway to the coal mines of Naricual and Capiricual nearly 12 miles beyond Barcelona, and was created for the shipment of coal.
The Guanta Municipality, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, had a population of 31,629 (up from 28,542 in 2000). This amounted to 2.1% of the state's population.
The mayor of the Guanta Municipality is Jhonnathan Marín, elected on 23 November 2008 with 58% of the vote. He replaced Luis... Read More