Fomento

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Fomento
Fomento municipality (red) within Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Fomento municipality (red) within
Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°06′19″N 79°43′13″W / 22.10528°N 79.72028°W / 22.10528; -79.72028Coordinates: 22°06′19″N 79°43′13″W / 22.10528°N 79.72028°W / 22.10528; -79.72028
CountryCuba
ProvinceSancti Spíritus
Founded1864[1]
Established1933 (Municipality
Area
 • Total471 km2 (182 sq mi)
Elevation
125 m (410 ft)
Population
(2004)[3]
 • Total33,528
 • Density71.2/km2 (184/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-41

Fomento is a town and municipality in the Sancti Spíritus Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1864.[1]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Fomento (municipal seat) and the village of Jíquimas.[1] Until 1976 the villages of Juan Bravo and Güinía de Miranda were part of Fomento, when they passed in the new province of Villa Clara, as part of the municipality of Manicaragua.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Fomento had a population of 33,528.[3] With a total area of 471 km2 (182 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 71.2/km2 (184/sq mi).

Personalities[edit]

MLB All-Star Kendrys Morales was born in Fomento but spent the majority of his formative years in Havana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Fomento" (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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