Banes, Cuba

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Banes
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Banes municipality (red) within Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Banes municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167
CountryCuba
ProvinceHolguín
Established1887[1]
Area
 • Total781 km2 (302 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total81,274
 • Density104.1/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-24

Banes is a municipality and city in the Holguín Province of Cuba.

History[edit]

The name comes from the inhabitants Taino language word Bani, meaning "valley".[4]

Hurricane Ike made landfall here as a Category 4 hurricane on the evening of September 7, 2008, causing great losses of property.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Angeles, Berros, Cañadón, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, Nuevo Banes, Oeste, Retrete, Río Seco, Samá (includes Guardalavaca), Marcané, Veguitas and Yaguajay.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Banes had a population of 81,274.[3] With a total area of 781 km2 (302 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 104.1/km2 (270/sq mi).

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Banes" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  4. ^ Taino-Tribe.org. "Taino Dictionary" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-18.

External links[edit]

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