Güines


Güines
Güines
—  Municipality  —
Güines is located in Cuba
Location of Güines in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°50′51″N 82°01′25″W / 22.8475°N 82.02361°W / 22.8475; -82.02361Coordinates: 22°50′51″N 82°01′25″W / 22.8475°N 82.02361°W / 22.8475; -82.02361
Country  Cuba
Province Mayabeque
Founded 1737[1]
Established 1815 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 – Total 445 km2 (171.8 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 – Total 68,951
 – Density 154.9/km2 (401.2/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Güines is a municipality and city in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It is located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Havana, next to the Mayabeque River.

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History

The city was founded in 1737 by the Spanish.[1] Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, what is now Güines was part of a region ruled by the Indian chief Habaguanex.

One of the earliest mentions of the word Güines is in 1598, when Don Diego de Rivera or Ribera was awarded a land grant for Los Güines Corral.

In 1837, a railway was opened from Havana - the first in Cuba, and one of the earliest in the Americas.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Güines had a population of 68,951.[3] With a total area of 445 km2 (172 sq mi).[2] It has a population density of 154.9 /km2 (401 /sq mi).

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Catalina, Norte, Rural Primero, Rural Segundo, Rural Tercero, Rural Cuarto and Sur.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Güines". http://www.guije.com/pueblo/municipios/hguines/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". http://www.statoids.com/ycu.html. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927111826/http://www.atenas.inf.cu/todo/Estadisticas/TABLA+No_3balance.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)

External links

Guineros.com




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