The central park in 1932
Guanajay municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
|• Total||113 km2 (44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|• Density||251.6/km2 (652/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
In colonial times it was an acclimatization station for newly arrived troops from Spain, and subsequently became well known as a health resort. Founded in 1650, it was part of the province of Pinar del Río until after the Cuban Revolution. It was then included in La Habana Province until that was divided in two in 2011.
The country surrounding Guanajay is a fertile sugarcane and tobacco region, and historically it has been an important distribution point in the commerce of the western end of the island. Guanajay was an ancient pueblo of considerable size and importance as early as the end of the 18th century.
- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07.
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