Mantua, Cuba

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Mantua municipality (red) within  Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Mantua municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Mantua, Cuba is located in Cuba
Mantua, Cuba
Location of Mantua in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 84°17′15″W / 22.29083°N 84.28750°W / 22.29083; -84.28750Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 84°17′15″W / 22.29083°N 84.28750°W / 22.29083; -84.28750
Country  Cuba
Province Pinar del Río
Founded 1719 (Guane del Norte)[1]
Established 1866
 • Total 915 km2 (353 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 26,065
 • Density 1,866/km2 (4,830/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-82

Mantua (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmantwa]) is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba.


It was founded in 1605 by Italian shipwrecked sailors as Mantua, Cuba. It was founded in 1719 under the name Guane del Norte. In 1866 it was established as a municipality.[1] The settlement of Mantua is a National Monument of Cuba.[4]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Arroyos, Bartolo, Cabezas, Coronel Pozo (Lázaro), Fidel Pedraja, Guayabo, Macurijes, Mantua, Montezuelo and Pablo Suárez.[1]

Mantua Municipal Museum is located in the José Martí street.


In 2004, the municipality of Mantua had a population of 26,065.[3] With a total area of 915 km2 (353 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 28.5/km2 (74/sq mi).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mantua" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  4. ^ National Council for Cultural Heritage. "National Monuments in Cuba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-09. 

External links[edit]

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