Rodas

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Rodas
Municipality
Rodas municipality (red) within  Cienfuegos Province (yellow) and Cuba
Rodas municipality (red) within
Cienfuegos Province (yellow) and Cuba
Rodas is located in Cuba
Rodas
Location of Rodas in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°20′34″N 80°33′19″W / 22.34278°N 80.55528°W / 22.34278; -80.55528Coordinates: 22°20′34″N 80°33′19″W / 22.34278°N 80.55528°W / 22.34278; -80.55528
Country  Cuba
Province Cienfuegos
Founded 1859[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 552 km2 (213 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 33,477
 • Density 60.6/km2 (157/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-432

Rodas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈroðas]) is a municipality and town in the Cienfuegos Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1859[1] under the name of Lechuzo. In 1879 it was renamed Rodas in honour of capitán general Caballero de Rodas.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios and villages of Cabecera (the town proper), Ariza, Cartagena, Ciego Montero, Congojas, Jabacoa, La Unión, Limones, Medidas, Santiago, Soledad and Turquino.[1]

It is bordered by the municipalities of Aguada de Pasajeros, Abreus, Cienfuegos, Palmira, Lajas, Santo Domingo (in Villa Clara Province) and Los Arabos (in Matanzas Province).

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Rodas had a population of 33,477.[3] With a total area of 552 km2 (213 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 60.6/km2 (157/sq mi).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Rodas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

External links[edit]

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