San Antonio de los Baños

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San Antonio de los Baños
Municipality
Coat of arms of San Antonio de los Baños
Coat of arms
San Antonio de los Baños municipality (red) within  Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
San Antonio de los Baños municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
San Antonio de los Baños is located in Cuba
San Antonio de los Baños
Location of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°53′20″N 82°29′56″W / 22.88889°N 82.49889°W / 22.88889; -82.49889Coordinates: 22°53′20″N 82°29′56″W / 22.88889°N 82.49889°W / 22.88889; -82.49889
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Founded 1802[1]
Established 1879 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 46,300
 • Density 364.6/km2 (944/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-47

San Antonio de los Baños is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province of Cuba.

It is located 26 km from the city of Havana, and the Ariguanabo River runs through it. The city was founded in 1802.[1]

Overview[edit]

There are 39 schools in the town, employing over 600 teachers. These schools include an academy of plastic arts, a school for training art teachers, and the International School of Cinema and Television Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión which was established in 1986. The town's library was founded in 1975, and has a collection of more than 32,000 books.[4]

San Antonio de los Baños Airfield, built during World War II by the United States,[5] and of importance during the Cuban Missile Crisis, is near the town.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Este Urbano, Centro urbano and Oeste urbano as well as La Ceiba, Encrucijada, Mi Rancho, San Paul, Govea, Pueblo Textil and La Base.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of San Antonio de los Baños had a population of 46,300.[3] With a total area of 127 km2 (49 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 364.6 /km2 (944 /sq mi).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Antonio de los Banos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(80)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(90)
33
(92)
33
(92)
32
(90)
31
(87)
28
(83)
27
(80)
30.4
(86.8)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(60)
17
(62)
18
(65)
20
(68)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
22
(72)
22
(71)
21
(69)
18
(64)
16
(61)
19.6
(67)
Precipitation cm (inches) 3
(1)
1
(0.4)
4.1
(1.6)
5.3
(2.1)
9.9
(3.9)
22.1
(8.7)
15.7
(6.2)
21.3
(8.4)
23.1
(9.1)
15
(5.9)
4.6
(1.8)
3.6
(1.4)
128.7
(50.5)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "San Antonio de los Baños". Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)
  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". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spanish)
  4. ^ Maricela Corvo de Armas; Jane Carpenter (Spring–Fall 2003). "World Libraries: Reading Initiatives: A Major Effort by the Libraries of the San Antonio de los Baños Community, Havana Province". World Libraries 13. ISSN 1092-7441. Retrieved 2006-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Cuban Air Force". Scramble. Retrieved 2006-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

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