Alquízar

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Not to be confused with Alquézar.
Alquízar
Municipality
Alquízar municipality (red) within  Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Alquízar municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Alquízar is located in Cuba
Alquízar
Location of Alquízar in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′24″N 82°34′58″W / 22.80667°N 82.58278°W / 22.80667; -82.58278Coordinates: 22°48′24″N 82°34′58″W / 22.80667°N 82.58278°W / 22.80667; -82.58278
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Founded 1879[1]
Established January 1, 1879
Area[2]
 • Total 193 km2 (75 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 29,616
 • Density 153.5/km2 (398/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7
Climate Aw

Alquízar (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈkisar]) is a town and municipality in the Artemisa Province of Cuba.

History[edit]

The settlement was first mentioned in 1616, as a coffee plantation owned by Don Sancho de Alquízar, who gives the name of the community. In 1826, a garrison was established here,[1] and it was incorporated in 1879.

Geography[edit]

The town is located in the south-west corner of the province, south-west of San Antonio de los Baños and west of Güira de Melena.

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Guanímar, La Paz, Pueblo (capital), San Andrés and Tumbadero.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Alquízar had a population of 29,616.[3] With a total area of 193 km2 (75 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 153.5/km2 (398/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Alquízar" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

External links[edit]

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