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Rubio, Venezuela
Rubio
View of Santa Barbara Cathedral (Iglesia Santa Barbara), from Rubio Community TV Station
View of Santa Barbara Cathedral (Iglesia Santa Barbara), from Rubio Community TV Station
Flag of Rubio
Flag
Official seal of Rubio
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"La Ciudad Pontalida"
(English:"The Bridge City")
Rubio is located in Venezuela
Rubio
Rubio
Coordinates: 7°42?N 72°21?W / 7.700°N 72.350°W / 7.700; -72.350Coordinates: 7°42?N 72°21?W / 7.700°N 72.350°W / 7.700; -72.350
CountryVenezuela
StateTáchira
MunicipalityJunín
FoundedDecember 8, 1794
Government
 o MayorAngel Marquez (PSUV)
Area
 o Total315 km2 (122 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 o Total87,249
 o Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
 o Demonym
Rubienses -o
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Postal code
5030
Area code(s)0276
ClimateAw
Websitejunin-tachira.gob.ve
The area and population figures are for the municipality

Rubio is a town in the Venezuelan Andean state of Táchira. Founded in 1794 by Gervasio Rubio, this town is the shire town of the Junín Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 68,869.[1]

Rubio is one of the largest towns in the state of Táchira. Its importance derives from its coffee production and the nearby commerce that exists with Colombia. Venezuela's former president, Carlos Andrés Pérez, was also born in Rubio.

Rubio has beautiful natural tunnels called La Cueva de los Miagros. There are some rivers and waterfalls on the outskirts of town. The town has many bridges especially in Old Rubio. For this reason it is called "Ciudad Pontalida" or "City of Bridges." Rubio is located in the west of Estado Táchira and is a 40-minute drive from San Cristóbal, the capital of Táchira.

History

Rubio was founded by Gervasio Rubio in 1794.[2] It was then the capital of the Táchira State, before the capital was moved to San Cristóbal. Rubio is sometimes called "La Ciudad Pontalida" ("The City of Bridges") and housed Christiansen Academy, an international school.

Demographics

The Junín Municipality, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, has a population of 68,869 (up from 53,981 in 1990). This amounts to 6.9% of Táchira's population.[3] The municipality's population density is 566.2 people per square mile (218.63/km²).[1]

Government

Rubio is the shire town of the Junín Municipality in Táchira. The mayor of the Junín Municipality is Angel Marquez Elected in 2017 after winning the elections against Jobel Sandoval at the end of 2017

The economy of the city is based on coffee production. The first exploitation of oil in Venezuela (1883) was in La Petrolia by the company "Compañia Nacional Minera Petrolía del Táchira" and the first well was called "Salvador" ("Savior").

Santa Bárbara de Rubio Cathedral

Sites of interest

Religious buildings

  • Catedral de Santa Bárbara de Rubio

Squares and parks

  • Plaza Simón Bolívar
  • Parque la Petrolia
  • Plaza Urdaneta
  • Plaza Gervasio Rubio

Notable natives

References

External links


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