Guamá, Cuba

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Guama
Municipality
Guamá municipality (red) within  Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Guamá municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Guamá, Cuba is located in Cuba
Guamá, Cuba
Location of Guama in Cuba
Coordinates: 19°58′33″N 76°24′36″W / 19.97583°N 76.41000°W / 19.97583; -76.41000Coordinates: 19°58′33″N 76°24′36″W / 19.97583°N 76.41000°W / 19.97583; -76.41000
Country  Cuba
Province Santiago de Cuba
Seat Chivirico
Area
 • Total 964.6 km2 (372.4 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 35,516
 • Density 36.8/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-226

Guamá is a municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province of Cuba. The municipal seat is located in the town of Chivirico. It was named after Guamá, the Taíno cacique who led a rebellion against the Spanish 1530s.

Geography[edit]

Guamá is located in the south-west of the province, and contains most of the Caribbean Sea coast west of Santiago de Cuba.

The municipality is crossed from east to west by the Granma Road, which runs along Cuba's southern coast from Santiago de Cuba to the province of Granma.[2]

The Pico Turquino, the highest Cuban peak, is located within the municipality.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Guama had a population of 35,516.[1] With a total area of 965 km2 (373 sq mi), it has a population density of 36.8/km2 (95/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Santiago.cu (2006). "Municipalities of Santiago de Cuba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ Guama Territory. "Geography". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 

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