Palmira, Cuba

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Arcades in the central square
Arcades in the central square
Palmira municipality (red) within  Cienfuegos Province (yellow) and Cuba
Palmira municipality (red) within
Cienfuegos Province (yellow) and Cuba
Palmira, Cuba is located in Cuba
Palmira, Cuba
Location of Palmira in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°14′40″N 80°23′40″W / 22.24444°N 80.39444°W / 22.24444; -80.39444Coordinates: 22°14′40″N 80°23′40″W / 22.24444°N 80.39444°W / 22.24444; -80.39444
Country  Cuba
Province Cienfuegos
Founded 1879[1]
Incorporated 1940
 • Total 318 km2 (123 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 33,153
 • Density 104.3/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-43

Palmira is a municipality and town in the Cienfuegos Province of Cuba. The town proper has a population of circa 14,000,[4] the whole municipality 33,153.[3]


It was founded in 1879[1] under the name Las Casas. The name was changed to Palmira and the community was incorporated in 1940.


Town's church

Located in the middle of its province, Palmira is 12 km far from Cienfuegos, 16 from Cruces, and 52 from Santa Clara. It is bordered by the municipalities of Rodas, Lajas, Cruces, Cumanayagua and Cienfuegos.

In 1943 the municipality was divided into the barrios of Primero, Segundo, Arango y Escarza.[1] After the national municipal reform of 1976, it counts 6 consejos populares: Palmira Sur and Palmira Norte for the town, and the villages of Arriete-Ciego Montero, Espartaco, Elpidio Gómez and San Fernando de Camarones.[4]

The thermal water resort of Arriete-Ciego Montero, 12 km (7.5 mi) form the town of Palmira, is also famous for the bottled water plant named "Ciego Montero".


In 2004, the municipality of Palmira had a population of 33,153.[3] With a total area of 318 km2 (123 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 104.3/km2 (270/sq mi).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Palmira" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b c (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  4. ^ a b (Spanish) The popular councils of Palmira (EcuRed)

External links[edit]

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