Guane municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
|Province||Pinar del Río|
|• Total||717 km2 (277 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||1,879/km2 (4,870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
The municipality is divided into the barrios of Cabo de San Antonio y La Fe, Catalina, Cortés, Hato de Guane, Isabel Rubio (Paso Real de Guane), Juan Gómez, La Grifa, Las Martinas, Los Acostas, Manuel Lazo (Cayuco), Portales, Pueblo, Punta de la Sierra, Sábalo and Tenería.
Guane is a Cuban Indigenous name. Before it was renamed Pinar del Río in 1774, the area was known as the old colonial capital of Guane.
It was the main city of Filipino migrants to Cuba, who were known as Chinos Manila among the local population. The Filipinos worked the huge tobacco plantations much as they did in their home country, in the present provinces of Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and Isabela. During that time, the Spanish colonizers had a virtual monopoly of the tobacco trade through their company, the Tabacalera.
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- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
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