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Birán is located in Cuba
Location of Birán in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°31′48″N 75°53′44″W / 20.53000°N 75.89556°W / 20.53000; -75.89556Coordinates: 20°31′48″N 75°53′44″W / 20.53000°N 75.89556°W / 20.53000; -75.89556
Country  Cuba
Province Holguín
Municipality Mayarí
Elevation 66 m (217 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-24[1]

Birán is a village in Holguín Province of Cuba, hamlet and consejo popular of Mayarí, best known as the birthplace of Fidel Castro in 1926 and Raúl Castro in 1931. Their father owned a 23,000 acre (93 km²) plantation there.[2][3]


It is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south-west of Mayarí and 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) south of Cueto, in the foothills of the Nipe Mountains (Sierra de Nipe).


  1. ^ Dialing code of Birán
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Eli (February 25, 2016). "Ramón Castro, Brother to Cuban Revolutionaries, Dies at 91". New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Phillips, R. Hart (October 19, 1959). "Cuba Takes Land of Ramon Castro". New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 

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