Jiguaní

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Jiguaní
Municipality
Jiguaní municipality (red) within  Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Jiguaní municipality (red) within
Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Jiguaní is located in Cuba
Jiguaní
Location of Jiguaní in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°22′23″N 76°25′20″W / 20.37306°N 76.42222°W / 20.37306; -76.42222Coordinates: 20°22′23″N 76°25′20″W / 20.37306°N 76.42222°W / 20.37306; -76.42222
Country  Cuba
Province Granma
Established 1701[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 646 km2 (249 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 60,320
 • Density 93.4/km2 (242/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-23

Jiguaní (Spanish pronunciation: [xiɣwaˈni]) is a town and municipality in the Granma Province of Cuba. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Bayamo, the provincial capital.

Overview[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Babiney, Baire, Bijagual, La Villa, Los Negros, Maffo, Rihito and Santa Rita.[1]

The name "Jiguaní" is of Taíno origin, and means "height of the river".[4] The town of Jiguaní was a stronghold and a starting point in the independence war of 1895.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Jiguaní had a population of 60,320.[3] With a total area of 646 km2 (249 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 93.4/km2 (242/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Jiguaní" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  4. ^ United Confederation of Taíno People. "Taíno Dictionary" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 

External links[edit]

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