Bahía Honda, Cuba

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Bahía Honda
Bahía Honda municipality (red) within Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bahía Honda municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°54′23″N 83°09′50″W / 22.90639°N 83.16389°W / 22.90639; -83.16389Coordinates: 22°54′23″N 83°09′50″W / 22.90639°N 83.16389°W / 22.90639; -83.16389
CountryCuba
ProvinceArtemisa
Area
 • Total784 km2 (303 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total45,968
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82
ClimateAf

Bahía Honda is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province of Cuba. Before 2011 belonged to Pinar del Río Province.

Overview[edit]

It is located on the northern shore of the island, in an inlet of the Florida Straits, 70 km (43 mi) west of Havana. The sheltered bay that gives the name of the municipality contains an industrial port. It marks the eastern extend of the Colorados Archipelago.

Bahía Honda was one of the naval bases leased to the US under the Platt Amendment, but abandoned in 1912 in turn for an expansion of the area leased around Guantánamo Bay.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Bahía Honda had a population of 45,968.[2] With a total area of 784 km2 (303 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 58.6/km2 (152/sq mi).

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Climate[edit]

This area typically has a pronounced dry season, but average monthly precipitation does not get lower than 68 mm (in March) in Bahía Honda, making this a more humid locality than many others in the region. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bahía Honda, Cuba has a tropical rainforest climate, abbreviated "Af" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Navarro, José Cantón: History of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1998, p. 83
  4. ^ "Climate: Bahía Honda". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bahía Honda at Wikimedia Commons