Contramaestre, Cuba

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Contramaestre
A church in Contramaestre
A church in Contramaestre
Contramaestre municipality (red) within Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Contramaestre municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°18′0″N 76°15′2″W / 20.30000°N 76.25056°W / 20.30000; -76.25056Coordinates: 20°18′0″N 76°15′2″W / 20.30000°N 76.25056°W / 20.30000; -76.25056
CountryCuba
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba
Area
 • Total610.3 km2 (235.6 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Total101,832
 • Density166.9/km2 (432/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-226

Contramaestre (Spanish for "boatswain") is a Cuban town and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located in the western part of the province, neighboring the provinces of Granma and Holguín; and borders with the municipalities of Jiguaní, Urbano Noris, Palma Soriano and Tercer Frente.

It includes the villages of Altos de Ventas, Anacahuita, America Libre, Baire, El Naranjo, Guaninao, La Maritonia, Laguna Blanca, Los Negros, Los Pasos, Maffo, Palo Seco, Pino de Baire, Pueblo Nuevo and Xavier.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, municipal population of Contramaestre was of 101,832,[1] of which 44,752 in the town. With a total area of 610 km2 (240 sq mi), it has a population density of 166.9/km2 (432/sq mi). Contramaestre is known as the land of citric.

Infrastructure[edit]

  • Main Hospital: Orlando Pantoja Tamayo (22.July.1988)
  • Elementary Schools: Jose de la Luz y Caballero. Semi-internado: Orlando Pantoja T.
  • Secondary Schools: Pepito Tey. Rodolfo Rodríguez
  • Public Library: Luz Berta Sánchez.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Santiago.cu (2006). "Municipalities of Santiago de Cuba" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ 5919047 (x a j h) Contramaestre on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to Contramaestre at Wikimedia Commons