Martí, Cuba

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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
Martí, Cuba is located in Cuba
Martí, Cuba
Location of Martí in 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
Province Matanzas
Founded 1835 (Hato Nuevo)[1]
Established 1879
 • Total 1,070 km2 (410 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 23,475
 • Density 21.9/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-56

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


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.


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.


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]


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

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Martí at Wikimedia Commons