Cabaiguán

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For the cigar brand, see Cabaiguán (cigar).
Cabaiguán
Municipality
A road in town's centre
A road in town's centre
Coat of arms of Cabaiguán
Coat of arms
Cabaiguán municipality (red) within  Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Cabaiguán municipality (red) within
Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Cabaiguán is located in Cuba
Cabaiguán
Location of Cabaiguán in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°05′2″N 79°29′43″W / 22.08389°N 79.49528°W / 22.08389; -79.49528Coordinates: 22°05′2″N 79°29′43″W / 22.08389°N 79.49528°W / 22.08389; -79.49528
Country  Cuba
Province Sancti Spíritus
Founded 1894[1]
Established 1926 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 597 km2 (231 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 67,224
 • Density 112.6/km2 (292/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-41

Cabaiguán (Spanish pronunciation: [kaβaiˈɣwan]) is a municipality and town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. With an urban population of 30,135[4] is the 3rd largest town of the province.

Overview[edit]

It was founded in 1894,[1] and established as a municipality in 1926. The municipality is divided into the consejos populares (i.e. "popular councils") of Cabaiguán and the villages of Neiva, Pedro Barba, Guayos and Santa Lucía.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Cabaiguán had a population of 67,224.[3] With a total area of 597 km2 (231 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 112.6/km2 (292/sq mi). Most citizens trace their origin to immigrants from the Spanish Canary Islands(85%).

Economy[edit]

Cabaiguán is best known for its cigars;[5] and there is a small cigar factory where various brands of international renown are produced. It also has an oil refinery built in 1947 and the Nieves Morejon quarry, where the Provincial Prison is located.

Transport[edit]

The town straddles the Carretera Central highway and is served by the A1 motorway. It has a railway station on the central Havana-Santiago line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Cabaiguán" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  4. ^ Data referred to the main town, whole municipality counts 67,224 inhabitants
  5. ^ (Spanish) Economic development of Cabaiguán

External links[edit]

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