Banes, Cuba

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Banes
Municipality
Banes municipality (red) within  Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Banes municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Banes, Cuba is located in Cuba
Banes, Cuba
Location of Banes in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167
Country  Cuba
Province Holguín
Established 1887[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 781 km2 (302 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 81,274
 • Density 104.1/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-24

Banes is a municipality and city in the Holguín Province of Cuba.

The name comes from the inhabitants Taino language word Bani, meaning "valley".[4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Angeles, Berros, Cañadón, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, nuevo Banes, Oeste, Retrete, Río Seco, Samá (includes Guardalavaca), Marcané, Veguitas and Yaguajay.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Banes had a population of 81,274.[3] With a total area of 781 km2 (302 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 104.1 /km2 (270 /sq mi).

Fulgencio Batista was born in the city of Banes.

Hurricane Ike made landfall here as a Category 4 hurricane on the evening of September 7, 2008, causing great losses of property.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Banes" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  4. ^ Taino-Tribe.org. "Taino Dictionary" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 

External links[edit]

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