Perico, Cuba

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This article is about the town in Cuba. For other uses, see Perico.
A rural road near town's centre
A rural road near town's centre
Perico municipality (red) within  Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Perico municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Perico, Cuba is located in Cuba
Perico, Cuba
Location of Perico in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°46′31″N 81°00′55″W / 22.77528°N 81.01528°W / 22.77528; -81.01528Coordinates: 22°46′31″N 81°00′55″W / 22.77528°N 81.01528°W / 22.77528; -81.01528
Country  Cuba
Province Matanzas
Founded 1874[1]
Established 1879
 • Total 278 km2 (107 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 31,147
 • Density 112.0/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-52

Perico is a municipality and town in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. It is located south of Marti, north of Colón and east of Jovellanos.


The municipality is divided into the barrios of Altamisal, Norte, Quintana, Roque, Sur and Tinguaro.[1]

It counts the hamlets (consejos populares) of España Republicana, meaning Republican Spain, and Máximo Gómez, named after the military commander in Cuban War of Independence.


Perico was founded in 1874[1] near a garrison of the Spanish colonial civil guard. The name was changed in 1885 to Miguel de Cervantes, then restored to Perico in 1899.[4]


In 2004, the municipality of Perico had a population of 31,147.[3] With a total area of 278 km2 (107 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 112.0/km2 (290/sq mi).


Perico is crossed by the Carretera Central highway and counts a railway station of the main line from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Perico" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  4. ^ Municipalities in Matanzas. "Perico". Retrieved 2007-10-02. [dead link] (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Prisoners of conscience: 71 longing for freedom". Amnesty International. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

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