Bauta, Cuba

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Bauta
Municipality
Bauta municipality (red) within Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bauta municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bauta, Cuba is located in Cuba
Bauta, Cuba
Location of Bauta in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°59′31″N 82°32′57″W / 22.99194°N 82.54917°W / 22.99194; -82.54917Coordinates: 22°59′31″N 82°32′57″W / 22.99194°N 82.54917°W / 22.99194; -82.54917
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Founded January 14, 1879[citation needed]
Area[1]
 • Total 157 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 45,509
 • Density 289.9/km2 (751/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s) +53-47
Climate Am

Bauta is a municipality and town located 40 km (25 mi) southwest of the city of Havana, in the Artemisa Province of Cuba. It was founded on January 14, 1879.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Part of the Havana metropolitan area, the municipality includes the villages of Anafe, Cangrejeras, Cayo La Rosa, Comunidad Ben Tre, Corralillo (Félix E. Alpízar), Lazo de la Vega, Machurrucutu, Playa Baracoa, Pueblo Textil (Ariguanabo), Rosa Marina and San Pedro (General Antonio Maceo).[3] Baracoa River crosses the municipality, and Playa Baracoa is established at its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Bauta had a population of 45,509.[2] With a total area of 157 km2 (61 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 289.9/km2 (751/sq mi).

Economy[edit]

Bauta is a regional trading center for the local farm community. Regional crops include sugarcane, pineapple, tobacco, root vegetables, and citrus fruits. In recent years Bauta has become a haven for Cuban artists and musicians.

Transport[edit]

Bauta, crossed by the Carretera Central, is served by A4 motorway,[4] passing some km north. From 2014, it counts a railway station[5] on the new Havana-Guanajay-Artemisa/Mariel line, part of the Havana-Artemisa-Pinar del Río line. Playa Baracoa Airport, serving Havana, is located in the neighboring municipal territory of Caimito, but lies in front of the village of Playa Baracoa.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]

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. ^ 2576648 (x a j h) Bauta on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ 455205897 Bauta (A4 exit) on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ 3720874897 Bauta, Cuba on OpenStreetMap
  6. ^ 455624731 Playa Baracoa on OpenStreetMap
  7. ^ 259849770 Playa Baracoa Airport on OpenStreetMap
  8. ^ (in Spanish) Playa Baracoa on EcuRed

External links[edit]

Media related to Bauta at Wikimedia Commons