Batabanó, Cuba

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Batabanó
Municipality
Collage Batabanó.jpg
Batabanó municipality (red) within  Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Batabanó municipality (red) within
Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Batabanó, Cuba is located in Cuba
Batabanó, Cuba
Location of Batabanó in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°41′55″N 82°17′38″W / 22.69861°N 82.29389°W / 22.69861; -82.29389Coordinates: 22°41′55″N 82°17′38″W / 22.69861°N 82.29389°W / 22.69861; -82.29389
Country  Cuba
Province Mayabeque
Founded 1688[1]
Established 1898 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 187 km2 (72 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 25,664
 • Density 137.2/km2 (355/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Batabanó is a municipality and town in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1688.[1]

Overview[edit]

The municipality is crossed by a number of small rivers, among them Río Guanabo, Río San Felipe, Río Pacheco, Río San Juan and Río Santa Gertrudis. A marina is located in the port of Batabanó (Surgidero de Batabanó). This port is dated back to the 16th century and functioned as the south port of Havana for the coastline navigation to other Cuban cities before the railroad connected all the country in the 19th century. Nowadays is the main port for the communication to Isla de la Juventud (to the port of Nueva Gerona) and Cayo Largo del Sur with ferryboat and passenger regular services, as well as, an important fishing port.

The Batabano cays, developed in the sea south of the community are part of the Canarreos Archipelago.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Batabanó had a population of 25,664.[3] With a total area of 187 km2 (72 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 137.2 /km2 (355 /sq mi).

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Pueblo de Batabanó, Surgidero, Camacho, Pozo Redondo, La Julia and Sopapo.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Batabanó". Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. 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. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)

External links[edit]

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