Consolación del Sur

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Consolación del Sur
Nickname(s): 
Athens of Vueltabajo
Consolación del Sur municipality (red) within Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Consolación del Sur municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°30′30″N 83°31′2″W / 22.50833°N 83.51722°W / 22.50833; -83.51722Coordinates: 22°30′30″N 83°31′2″W / 22.50833°N 83.51722°W / 22.50833; -83.51722
CountryCuba
ProvincePinar del Río
Founded1690[1]
Established1866
Area
 • Total1,112 km2 (429 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
(2004)[3]
 • Total87,500
 • Density1,866/km2 (4,830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-48
WebsiteConsolacióndelsur.pinarte.cult.cu

Consolación del Sur is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. Also called the Athens of Vueltabajo, was founded in 1690.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located in a major rice-growing area; tobacco is also cultivated as in much of the Pinar del Río Province.

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Alonso de Rojas, Arroyo Colorado, Ceja de Herradura, Colmenar, Entronque de Herradura, Herradura, Jagua, Lajas, Legua, Leña, Puerta de Golpe, Palenque, Pilotos, Río Hondo, Ruiz, San Diego de los Baños, San Pablo, Santa Clara, Soledad and Villa.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Consolación del Sur had a population of 87,500.[3] With a total area of 1,112 km2 (429 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 78.7/km2 (204/sq mi).

Main sights[edit]

There are three churches in this town, one Roman Catholic parish (dedicated to "Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria", or Our Lady of the Purification) and two Protestant churches. The town has two parks; the Catholic church is near the central park. There is also the Consolación del Sur Municipal Museum.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Consolación del Sur" (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.

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