Florida, Cuba

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Florida
Municipality
Florida municipality (red) within  Camagüey Province (yellow) and Cuba
Florida municipality (red) within
Camagüey Province (yellow) and Cuba
Florida, Cuba is located in Cuba
Florida, Cuba
Location of Florida in Cuba
Coordinates: 21°31′46″N 78°13′22″W / 21.52944°N 78.22278°W / 21.52944; -78.22278Coordinates: 21°31′46″N 78°13′22″W / 21.52944°N 78.22278°W / 21.52944; -78.22278
Country  Cuba
Province Camagüey
Founded 1907
Established 1924[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1,800 km2 (700 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 73,612
 • Density 1,761/km2 (4,560/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-322
Climate Aw

Florida (Spanish pronunciation: [floˈɾiða]) is a municipality and city in the Camagüey Province of Cuba. It is located 40 km (25 mi) north-west of Camagüey, along the Carretera Central highway. The city was established in 1907, and the municipality was established in 1924.[4] Of all the municipalities of the Cuban province of Camagüey, Florida is third in area size.[4] The name is Spanish for Land of flowers.

Overview[edit]

The town has a library, several schools, primary and secondary. There is a general hospital and a pediatric hospital.

Geography[edit]

Its elevation is represented by the Urabo Mountain with a height of 132.5 m.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Florida had a population of 73,612,[3] 53,847 of them in the town proper. With a total area of 1,800 km2 (690 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 1,761/km2 (4,560/sq mi).

The municipality counts the villages (consejos populares) of Magarabomba and San Jerónimo.[1]

Health[edit]

Florida has 283 doctors, 187 of them are family physicians. There are 125 health facilities, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and laboratories.[4]

Education[edit]

There are 64 educational centers with a total of 15,013 students attending primary, secondary, and pre-university.[4] Florida also offers night schools with a range of educational careers for adults who can not attend during daylight hours.

Cultural Institutions[edit]

  • Casa de Cultura "Luis Casas Romero"
  • Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Rubén Martínez Villena"
  • Biblioteca Pública "Tamara Bunke"
  • Biblioteca Pública "Ignacio Agramonte"
  • Florida Municipal Museum
  • Casa de la Trova "Pedro Loforte Sablón"
  • Banda Municipal de Concierto
  • Librería Municipal "América Latina"
  • Galería de Arte
  • Centro Literario Municipal
  • Museo General
  • Cine Aurora
  • Sala de Vídeo Comunidad Algarrobo
  • Sala de Vídeo Comunidad San Antonio
  • Sala de Vídeo Agramonte
  • Sala de Vídeo Micro Distrito
  • Sala de Vídeo del Cementerio

Traditions[edit]

  • Semana de la Cultura Floridana
  • Carnaval Floridano

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Florida" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Historia del Municipio Florida". Joven Club de Computación y Electrónica. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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