Map - Rosario de Perijá (Municipio Rosario de Perijá)

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Rosario de Perijá (Municipio Rosario de Perijá)

The Rosario de Perijá Municipality is located in Zulia, Venezuela. It was founded in 1989. The municipality has a total surface of 3543 km² and it has some 67 712 inhabitant (2001 census). Its capital is Villa del Rosario. The municipality is made of three civil parishes: Donaldo García (7.489 inhab.), El Rosario (53.953 inhab.) and Sixto Zambrano (6.270 inhab.).

The local economy is based primarily on cattle raising. There is also an important exploitation of limestone for the cement industry. 

Map - Rosario de Perijá (Municipio Rosario de Perijá)

Latitude / Longitude : 10° 19' 33" N / 72° 18' 52" W | Time zone : UTC+-5:-30 | Currency : VEF | Telephone : 58  

Country - Venezuela

Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around with an estimated population of 29,105,632. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east.

Venezuela was colonized by Spain in 1522 despite resistance from indigenous peoples. It became one of the first Spanish American colonies to declare independence (in 1811), but did not securely establish independence until 1821 (as a department of the federal republic of Gran Colombia, gaining full independence in 1830). During the 19th century Venezuela suffered political turmoil and dictatorship, and it was dominated by regional caudillos (military strongmen) well into the 20th century. The country has intermittently had democratic governments between 1945 and the present day; like most countries of Latin America, it has suffered some coups and military dictatorships. Economic shocks in the 1980s and 1990s led to a political crisis causing hundreds of deaths in the Caracazo riots of 1989, two attempted coups in 1992, and the impeachment of President Carlos Andrés Pérez for embezzlement of public funds in 1993. A collapse in confidence in the existing parties saw the 1998 election of former career officer Hugo Chávez, and the launch of the Bolivarian Revolution, beginning with a 1999 Constituent Assembly to write a new Constitution of Venezuela.

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