Moa, Cuba

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Moa
Municipality
A photo of Moa with the many nickel factories in the background
A photo of Moa with the many nickel factories in the background
Moa municipality (red) within  Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Moa municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Moa, Cuba is located in Cuba
Moa, Cuba
Location of Moa in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°38′23″N 74°55′3″W / 20.63972°N 74.91750°W / 20.63972; -74.91750Coordinates: 20°38′23″N 74°55′3″W / 20.63972°N 74.91750°W / 20.63972; -74.91750
Country  Cuba
Province Holguín
Area[1]
 • Total 730 km2 (280 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 71,079
 • Density 97.4/km2 (252/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53 24

Moa is a municipality and an industrial city in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Its name derives from the extinct species of bird.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the westernmost area of its province, at the borders with Guantánamo Province, Moa is bordered by the municipalities of Sagua de Tánamo, Frank País, Baracoa and Yateras.

Environment[edit]

Large nickel and cobalt deposits located in the Moa area are exploited in part by joint ventures with the Canadian company Sherritt International.

The extensive mining and nickel processing has large impact on the local environment. The coastal waters and nearby land is contaminated by the pollution from mines and processing plants.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2010, the municipality of Moa had a population of 75,015.[2] With a total area of 730 km2 (280 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 97.4 /km2 (252 /sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ (Spanish) Moa on EcuRed
  4. ^ cathalac.org. "Moa, Cuba". Retrieved 2013-08-05. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Moa at Wikimedia Commons