Guane

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Guane
Guane municipality (red) within Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Guane municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°12′2″N 84°05′2″W / 22.20056°N 84.08389°W / 22.20056; -84.08389Coordinates: 22°12′2″N 84°05′2″W / 22.20056°N 84.08389°W / 22.20056; -84.08389
CountryCuba
ProvincePinar del Río
Founded1602[1]
Established1879
Area
 • Total717 km2 (277 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
(2004)[3]
 • Total35,893
 • Density1,879/km2 (4,870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82

Guane is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1602.[1]

Geography

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.[1]

History

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.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Guane had a population of 35,893.[3] With a total area of 717 km2 (277 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 50.1/km2 (130/sq mi).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Guane" (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 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.

External links

Media related to Guane at Wikimedia Commons