Niquero

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Niquero
Municipality
Niquero municipality (red) within  Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Niquero municipality (red) within
Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Niquero is located in Cuba
Niquero
Location of Niquero in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°02′50″N 77°34′41″W / 20.04722°N 77.57806°W / 20.04722; -77.57806Coordinates: 20°02′50″N 77°34′41″W / 20.04722°N 77.57806°W / 20.04722; -77.57806
Country  Cuba
Province Granma
Established 1825[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 582 km2 (225 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 41,252
 • Density 70.9/km2 (184/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-23

Niquero is a municipality and town in the Granma Province of Cuba. It is located in the coastal region of the province, bordering the Gulf of Guacanayabo. Cape Cruz (Cabo Cruz), the westernmost point of the province is located in this municipality.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Belic, Gorito, Jagua, Norte, Platanito, Sevilla, Sur and Vicana.[1]

History[edit]

During Cuban Revolution, Niquero was the site of the landing of Granma, a yacht boarded by 82 members of the 26th of July Movement, including Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. On 2 December 1956 the yacht, departed from Tuxpan, in Mexico, landed in the beach Playa Las Coloradas, few km in south of the town. The Desembarco del Granma National Park (i.e.: Landing of the Granma N. P.), located in south of the municipality, was named after the event.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Niquero had a population of 41,252.[3] With a total area of 582 km2 (225 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 70.9 /km2 (184 /sq mi).

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Niquero". Retrieved 2007-10-06.  (Spanish)
  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". Retrieved 2007-10-06. [dead link] (Spanish)

External links[edit]

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