Casilda (Trinidad)

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Casilda
Village
View of Playa Ancón
View of Playa Ancón
Casilda (Trinidad) is located in Cuba
Casilda (Trinidad)
Location of Casilda in Cuba
Coordinates: 21°45′37.44″N 79°59′25.8″W / 21.7604000°N 79.990500°W / 21.7604000; -79.990500Coordinates: 21°45′37.44″N 79°59′25.8″W / 21.7604000°N 79.990500°W / 21.7604000; -79.990500
Country Cuba
ProvinceSancti Spíritus
MunicipalityTrinidad
Founded1808
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
The coastline of Playa Ancón

Casilda is a Cuban village and consejo popular ("people's council", i.e. hamlet)[1] of the municipality of Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus Province.

Casilda is a seaside resort, due to the presence of tourist beaches such as Playa Ancón.[2]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1808 by Andrés Valdés Pino, in the vicinity of a farm named Peralta.

Casilda's population in 1943 was 1,986.[3]

Geography[edit]

Casilda is located south of Trinidad (5 km ) by the Gulf of Ana María, on the Caribbean coast. It lies on the Casilda Bay, enclosed by the Ancón Peninsula, on which are located several hotels of Playa Ancón.[4]

Casilda's main road is Calle Real, and the Carretera a Ancón (also called Paseo Agramonte) links it to the peninsula.[5] The village is 30 km from Valle de los Ingenios, 75 from Sancti Spíritus, 86 from Cienfuegos, and 102 from Santa Clara.

Transport[edit]

Casilda is the southern terminus of the railway line which links Placetas and Fomento to Trinidad, has a small harbor, and is 4 km from Alberto Delgado Airport.

The state highway "Circuito Sur" (CS), crossing Trinidad and linking it to Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus, is 5 km from Casilda's centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Casilda on EcuRed
  2. ^ Playa Ancón on cuba-diving.de
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Historical infos about Casilda (guije.com)
  4. ^ An article about several famous beaches of Cuba
  5. ^ Google. "Casilda" (Map). Google Maps. Google.

External links[edit]

Media related to Casilda at Wikimedia Commons