Bejucal

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For the Maya archaeological site in Guatemala, see Bejucal (Mesoamerican site).
Bejucal
Municipality
Bejucal railway station
Bejucal railway station
Bejucal municipality (red) within  Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bejucal municipality (red) within
Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bejucal is located in Cuba
Bejucal
Location of Bejucal in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°55′58″N 82°23′13″W / 22.93278°N 82.38694°W / 22.93278; -82.38694Coordinates: 22°55′58″N 82°23′13″W / 22.93278°N 82.38694°W / 22.93278; -82.38694
Country  Cuba
Province Mayabeque
Founded 1874[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation 105 m (344 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 25,425
 • Density 211.9/km2 (549/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Bejucal is a municipality and town in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1874.[1] It is well known as the terminal station of the first railroad built in Cuba and Latin America in 1831. It also hosts one of the most popular and traditional carnival fest in Cuba: "Charangas de Bejucal".

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders to the north with Boyeros (a municipal borough of Havana); to the east with San José de las Lajas; to the south with Quivicán; and on the west with San Antonio de los Baños.

It is divided into the barrios of Bejucal, Beltrán, Cuatro Caminos, Rancho Recreo, Buenaventura, Caguazo and Río Hondo.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Bejucal had a population of 25,425.[3] With a total area of 120 km2 (46 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 211.9 /km2 (549 /sq mi).

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Bejucal include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Bejucal". Archived from the original on 12 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)
  4. ^ Albio Sires, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 25, 2007.

External links[edit]

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