San Gregorio Nacianceno church
Mayarí municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
|Established||January 19, 1879 (Municipality)|
|• Total||1,307 km2 (505 sq mi)|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|• Density||80.7/km2 (209/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|The blog Mayari Libre at:www.mayarilibre.com represents the city on the internet.|
The origins of the city date back to 1757, when the first farms were established on the actual location. On January 19, 1879 the city became the seat of the municipality.
The Sierra Cristal National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Sierra Cristal) is partly located in the Mayarí municipality and partly in neighboring Sagua de Tánamo. Other attractions include Cayo Saetía, a cay located north of Mayarí and the Bay of Nipe.
The municipality is divided into the barrios and hamlets of Barajagua, Birán (the birthplace of Fidel and Raúl Castro), Cabonico, Cajimaya, Chavaleta Norte, Chavaleta Sur, Guayabo, Juan Vicente, Mateo Sánchez, Punta de Tabaco, Río Frío, Sae-Tía, San Gregario Norte, San Gregorio Sur and Santa Isabel.
Among other barrios or neighborhoods in this municipality are: Felton (on Cajimaya Bay, once the seaport for the Bethlehem Cuba Iron Mines Company -Bethlehem Steel-), Guatemala (on Nipe Bay, previously named Preston and a central sugar mill operated by the United Fruit Company), Nicaro-Levisa (on Levisa Bay, originally named Lengua de Pajaro which translated into English means bird's tongue -as viewed from an air ride-), El Purio, Santa Rita, La Italiana, Mandinga. The last two being on the road to the open mines named Mina Martí where nickel and cobalt exploitation started in the beginnings of the twentieth century by Bethlehem Cuba Iron Mines Company (Bethlehem Steel) and Nicaro Nickel Company.
- Guije.com. "Mayarí". Retrieved 2007-10-09. (Spanish)
- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-09.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-09. (Spanish)
- Radio Habana. "Parque Nacional Sierra Cristal". Archived from the original on 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2007-10-09. (Spanish)
- Infos on archive.org
Media related to Mayarí at Wikimedia Commons
Bay of Nipe
|Birán||Segundo Frente||Sagua de Tánamo|