Niquero

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Niquero
Calle Céspedes
Calle Céspedes
Niquero municipality (red) within Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Niquero municipality (red) within
Granma Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°02′50″N 77°34′41″W / 20.04722°N 77.57806°W / 20.04722; -77.57806Coordinates: 20°02′50″N 77°34′41″W / 20.04722°N 77.57806°W / 20.04722; -77.57806
CountryCuba
ProvinceGranma
Established1825[1]
Area
 • Total582 km2 (225 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
(2004)[3]
 • Total41,252
 • Density70.9/km2 (184/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-23

Niquero is a municipality and town in the Granma Province of Cuba. It is located in the coastal region of the province, bordering the Gulf of Guacanayabo. Cape Cruz (Cabo Cruz), the westernmost point of the province is located in this municipality.

History[edit]

During Cuban Revolution, Niquero was the site of the landing of Granma, a yacht boarded by 82 members of the 26th of July Movement, including Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. On 2 December 1956 the yacht, departed from Tuxpan, in Mexico, landed in Los Cayuelos near the beach Playa Las Coloradas, few km in south of the town. The Desembarco del Granma National Park (i.e.: Landing of the Granma N. P.), located in south of the municipality, was named after the event.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Belic, Guanito, Jagua, La Marea, El Plátano, Sevilla Abajo, Cabo Cruz, Hondón, Marea de Belic, Alegría de Pío, Estacadero, La Ricardo, etc.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Niquero had a population of 41,252.[3] With a total area of 582 km2 (225 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 70.9/km2 (184/sq mi).

Transport[edit]

The town is crossed by the state highway "Circuito Sur de Oriente" (CSO). Cape Cruz has a lighthouse named Faro Vargas.

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Niquero" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-06. (in Spanish)

External links[edit]

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