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The Naguanagua municipality is one of the 14 municipalities (municipios) that makes up the Venezuelan state of Carabobo and, according to the 2011 census by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, the municipality has a population of 157,437. The town of Naguanagua is the shire town of the Naguanagua Municipality. It forms part of the greater Valencia Metropolitan Area in Venezuela. It is in the valley of the Cabriales River at the base of Cerro El Café and the El Trigal Mountain. Valencia and Naguanagua form a continuous urban area. The highway that runs from the centre of Valencia towards Puerto Cabello passes through this community; Bolivar Avenue in Valencia becomes University Avenue in Naguanagua on the northern side of a traffic roundabout, or redoma.DemographicsThe Naguanagua County, according to a 2007 population estimate by the National Institute of Statistics of Venezuela, has a population of 143,315 . This amounts to 6.4% of the state's population. The municipality's population density is.GovernmentThe mayor of the Naguanagua County is Alejandro Feo la Cruz, elected on November 23, 2008 with 45% of the vote. He replaced Julio Castillo shortly after the elections. The municipality is divided into one parish (Naguanagua).HistoryNaguanagua was founded as a parish district between Valencia and Puerto Cabello. The name of the district/municipio (similar to a county) is Naguanagua, and the main city in the district is Naguanagua. The map at top right shows the municipio in red and the other municipios of Carabobo in gray. Naguanagua was founded as a curacy on 14 May 1782 by the Bishop of Caracas Don Mariano Martí. The name Naguanagua means "Abundance of Waters".Add Naguanagua and other Venezuela destinations to your travel plans using our Venezuela online road trip planner.
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