Ranchuelo

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Ranchuelo
Municipality
Town hall
Town hall
Ranchuelo municipality (red) within  Villa Clara Province (yellow) and Cuba
Ranchuelo municipality (red) within
Villa Clara Province (yellow) and Cuba
Ranchuelo is located in Cuba
Ranchuelo
Location of Ranchuelo in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°20′9″N 80°06′47″W / 22.33583°N 80.11306°W / 22.33583; -80.11306Coordinates: 22°20′9″N 80°06′47″W / 22.33583°N 80.11306°W / 22.33583; -80.11306
Country  Cuba
Province Villa Clara
Founded 1734[1]
Established 1879 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 556 km2 (215 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 59,062
 • Density 106.2/km2 (275/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-422

Ranchuelo is a town and municipality in the Villa Clara Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1734[1] and established as a municipality in 1879.

Geography[edit]

José Martí Square

The town is divided into the barrios of Norte, Poza de la China, Sitio Viejo and Sur.[1] The municipality counts the town proper (with 16,804 inhabitants)[4] and the consejos populares (i.e. "popular councils", mainly villages and hamlets) of Carlos Caraballo, Castaño, Conyedo, Diez de Octubre, Esperanza, Horqueta-Delicias, Ifraín Alfonso (also known as Central Santa María), Jicotea, Osvaldo Herrera (also known as Pastora), Rancho Grande-Jagua and San Juan de los Yeras.[5] Esperanza, the most populated hamlet, is located on the "Carretera Central" state highway.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Ranchuelo had a population of 59,062.[3] With a total area of 556 km2 (215 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 106.2 /km2 (275 /sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Ranchuelo". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  (Spanish)
  4. ^ (Spanish) Ranchuelo (town) on EcuRed
  5. ^ (Spanish) Consejos populares of Ranchuelo

External links[edit]

Media related to Ranchuelo at Wikimedia Commons