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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 Ramón Castro in 1924, 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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