Píritu Municipality, Anzoátegui

Píritu Municipality
Municipio Píritu
Municipality
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Seal
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Location in Anzoátegui
Píritu Municipality is located in Venezuela
Píritu Municipality
Píritu Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 9°52′56.662″N 65°2′26.740″W / 9°52′56.662″N 65°2′26.740″W / 9.88240611; -65.04076111
Country   Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Municipal seat Puerto Píritu
Government
 •  Mayor Rita Jimenez ( PSUV)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,248
Time zone VET ( UTC−04:00)
Area code(s) 0281

The Píritu Municipality is one of the 21 municipalities ( municipios) that makes up the eastern Venezuelan state of Anzoátegui and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 23,248. [1] The town of Píritu, Anzoátegui is the shire town of the Píritu Municipality. [2]

History

The Píritu Municipality separated in 1993 from the Fernando de Peñalver Municipality.