Güines municipality (red) within
Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
|• Total||445 km2 (172 sq mi)|
|Elevation||65 m (213 ft)|
|• Density||154.9/km2 (401/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
Güines is a municipality and town in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It is located 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Havana, next to the Mayabeque River. It is the most populated town, but not the capital, of its province.
One of the earliest mentions of the word Güines is in 1598, when Don Diego de Rivera or Ribera was awarded a land grant for Los Güines Corral.
In 1837, a railway was opened from Havana - the first in Cuba, and one of the earliest in the Americas.
- Guije.com. "Güines". Retrieved 2007-10-07. (Spanish)
- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. (Spanish)
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