Píritu Municipality, Anzoátegui

Píritu Municipality
Municipio Píritu
Municipality
Flag of Píritu Municipality
Flag
Official seal of Píritu Municipality
Seal
Location in Anzoátegui
Location in Anzoátegui
Map showing the location of Píritu Municipality within Venezuela
Map showing the location of Píritu Municipality within Venezuela
Píritu Municipality
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 9°52′57″N 65°02′27″W / 9°52′57″N 65°02′27″W / 9.882406; -65.040761
Country Venezuela
StateAnzoátegui
Municipal seatPuerto Píritu
Government
 • MayorRita Jimenez (PSUV)
Area
 • Total225 km2 (87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total23,248
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneVET (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.