Martí, Cuba

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Martí
The old sugar refinery "Guipuzcúa"
The old sugar refinery "Guipuzcúa"
Martí municipality (red) within Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Martí municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°57′8″N 80°55′0″W / 22.95222°N 80.91667°W / 22.95222; -80.91667Coordinates: 22°57′8″N 80°55′0″W / 22.95222°N 80.91667°W / 22.95222; -80.91667
Country Cuba
ProvinceMatanzas
Founded1835 (Hato Nuevo)[1]
Established1879
Area
 • Total1,070 km2 (410 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total23,475
 • Density21.9/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-56

Martí is a Cuban town and municipality in north-eastern section of Matanzas Province.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Guamutas, Lacret, La Teja, Martí, Motembo and Río de la Palma.[1] From 1902 until 1927 the village of Máximo Gómez (now part of Perico), was part of Martí.[4]

It is located on the north-central coast of Cuba, and includes the lagoons Inglés, Bibanasí and Majagüillar, all extensions of the Bay of Santa Clara (Bahia de Santa Clara). Its territory is crossed by the rivers La Palma, Júcaro and San Manuel.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1835 was established in 1835 under the name Hato Nuevo[1] on the location of the Bibanosí ranch. On 24 December 1898 the name was changed to Martí, in honour of independence hero José Martí.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Martí had a population of 23,475.[3] With a total area of 1,070 km2 (410 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 21.9/km2 (57/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Martí" (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.
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Máximo Gómez (Perico) on EcuRed

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