San José de las Lajas
|San José de las Lajas|
|— Municipality —|
|• Total||591 km2 (228 sq mi)|
|Elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|• Density||117.4/km2 (304/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
San José de las Lajas is a municipality and the capital city of the newly formed Mayabeque Province of Cuba, after the segmentation of La Habana Province in 2011. It is located in the center north of the province, and is bisected by the Carretera Central.
It was founded in 1778.
In 2004, the municipality of San José de las Lajas had a population of 69,375. The city proper has 37,000 inhabitants. With a total area of 591 km2 (228 sq mi), it has a population density of 117.4 /km2 (304 /sq mi).
The municipality is divided into the barrios of Jamaica, Liberación, Tapaste, Pedro Pi, El Perú, Valle del Perú, Morales, Ganuza, Zaragoza, Nazareno, Comunidad Nazareno, El Volcán, La Ruda, Managuaco and San Antonio de las Vegas .
San José is the most important economical hub of Mayabeque Province with important industries (metallurgic, mechanical, electrical, building materials, chemical, rum) and a well-developed farming sector.
This municipality hosts the Agrarian University of Havana as well as important country level scientific institutions of the agricultural sciences: CENSA (National Center of Animal Healthcare), ICA (Institute of Animal Science) and INCA (National Institute of Agricultural Sciences), forming together the core of the so named "Havana East Scientific Pole"
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- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. (Spanish)
|Bejucal, Arroyo Naranjo||Madruga|
|Quivicán||Melena del Sur||Güines|