Unión de Reyes

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Unión de Reyes
Municipality
Unión de Reyes municipality (red) within  Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Unión de Reyes municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Unión de Reyes is located in Cuba
Unión de Reyes
Location of Unión de Reyes in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′1″N 81°32′14″W / 22.80028°N 81.53722°W / 22.80028; -81.53722Coordinates: 22°48′1″N 81°32′14″W / 22.80028°N 81.53722°W / 22.80028; -81.53722
Country  Cuba
Province Matanzas
Founded 1844[1]
Established July 1, 1879
Area[2]
 • Total 856 km2 (331 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 40,022
 • Density 46.8/km2 (121/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-52

Unión de Reyes is a municipality and town in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. It is located in the western part of the province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Matanzas, the provincial capital.

Overview[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Iglesia and Unión.[1]

Unión de Reyes was founded in 1844.,[1] and it was established as a municipality on July 1, 1879. Its name derives from Unión en el Punto de Reyes, so named for its location at a railway junction.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Unión de Reyes had a population of 40,022.[3] With a total area of 856 km2 (331 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 46.8 /km2 (121 /sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Unión de Reyes". 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. ^ Municipalities in Matanzas. "Unión de Reyes". Retrieved 2007-10-02. [dead link]

External links[edit]

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