Güira de Melena

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Güira de Melena
Güira de Melena municipality (red) within  Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Güira de Melena municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Güira de Melena is located in Cuba
Güira de Melena
Location of Güira de Melena in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′7″N 82°30′17″W / 22.80194°N 82.50472°W / 22.80194; -82.50472Coordinates: 22°48′7″N 82°30′17″W / 22.80194°N 82.50472°W / 22.80194; -82.50472
Country  Cuba
Province Artemisa
Founded 1779[1]
 • Total 178 km2 (69 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 37,838
 • Density 212.6/km2 (551/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7
Climate Aw

Güira de Melena is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province since January 1. of 2011, before it was part of the Havana province. Cuba. It is located on the southern shore of the island, bordering the Bay of Batabanó and on the west part of Cuba . It was founded in 1779.[1]


The town is south of San Antonio de los Baños, west of Quivican and east of Alquízar.

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Gabriel, Cajio, Tumbadero, La Cachimba, Penalver, Pulguero, Guerrilla, Pekin and Corea.[4]


The principal economic activities include agriculture, especially tobacco; the city has cigar factories. Other agricultural products are potatoes, bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits, and dairy products.


In 2004, the municipality of Güira de Melena had a population of 37,838.[3] With a total area of 178 km2 (69 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 212.6/km2 (551/sq mi).

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  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Güira de Melena" (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. 
  4. ^ "Cronicas de Güira de Melena". Elba Rosa Rodriguez, 2011 (Spanish)

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