Maisí

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Maisí
Municipality
Maisí municipality (red) within  Guantánamo Province (yellow) and Cuba
Maisí municipality (red) within
Guantánamo Province (yellow) and Cuba
Maisí is located in Cuba
Maisí
Location of Maisí in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°14′35″N 74°09′22″W / 20.24306°N 74.15611°W / 20.24306; -74.15611Coordinates: 20°14′35″N 74°09′22″W / 20.24306°N 74.15611°W / 20.24306; -74.15611
Country  Cuba
Province Guantánamo
Seat La Máquina
Area[1]
 • Total 525 km2 (203 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 28,276
 • Density 53.9/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-21
Punta Maisi Lighthouse
Coordinates 20°14′38.1″N 74°08′34.7″W / 20.243917°N 74.142972°W / 20.243917; -74.142972
Year first constructed 1862
Construction stone tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and double lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, grey metallic lantern
Height 31 metres (102 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Admiralty number J5018
NGA number 13008
ARLHS number CUB-030
Cuba number CU-0599[3][4]

Maisí is a municipality and town in the Guantánamo Province of Cuba. Its administrative seat is located in the town of La Máquina.

Geography[edit]

The easternmost point of Cuba, Punta Maisí (called "Baitiquiri"[5] by the Taino in pre-colonial times) is located in this municipality.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Maisí had a population of 28,276.[2] With a total area of 525 km2 (203 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 53.9/km2 (140/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Cuba The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 September 2016
  4. ^ List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals Atlantic Coast. Retrieved 8 September 2016
  5. ^ Taino-Tribe.org. "Taino Dictionary" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-18. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Maisí at Wikimedia Commons