Candelaria, Cuba

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Candelaria
Municipality
The A4 motorway exit of Candelaria
The A4 motorway exit of Candelaria
Candelaria municipality (red) within  Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Candelaria municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Candelaria, Cuba is located in Cuba
Candelaria, Cuba
Location of Candelaria in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°44′38″N 82°57′29″W / 22.74389°N 82.95806°W / 22.74389; -82.95806Coordinates: 22°44′38″N 82°57′29″W / 22.74389°N 82.95806°W / 22.74389; -82.95806
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Founded 1809[1]
Established 1880
Area[2]
 • Total 299 km2 (115 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 19,523
 • Density 1,880/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-82
Climate Am

Candelaria is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province of Cuba. Before 2011 belonged to Pinar del Río Province. It was founded in 1809, and established as a municipality in 1880.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Bayate, Carambola, Frías, Lomas, Pasto Rico, Pueblo, Pueblo Nuevo, Punta Brava, Río Hondo, San Juan de Contreras, San Juan del Norte, Soroa and Las Terrazas.[1] The waterfall Salto de Soroa is located within the municipal territory.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Candelaria had a population of 19,523.[3] With a total area of 299 km2 (115 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 65.3/km2 (169/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Candelaria" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

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