Báez is a Cuban village and consejo popular ("people's council", i.e. hamlet) of the municipality of Placetas, in Villa Clara Province. In 2011 it had a population of around 7,000.[1][2]

OSM map showing Báez
OSM map showing Báez
Báez is located in Cuba
Location of Báez in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°13′00.3″N 79°45′17.4″W / 22.216750°N 79.754833°W / 22.216750; -79.754833Coordinates: 22°13′00.3″N 79°45′17.4″W / 22.216750°N 79.754833°W / 22.216750; -79.754833
Country Cuba
ProvinceVilla Clara
200 m (700 ft)
 • Total7,000[1][2]
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-428


The village was founded in 1804 with the name Hato de La Manigua, and some years later was named after a Spanish general named Guillermo Báez. Until the 1977 administrative reform, it was part of the municipality of Santa Clara.[2]


Báez is located on a valley between the Escambray Mountains and the borders with Sancti Spíritus Province, below a hillock and east of Agabama Reservoir. Nearest village is Guaracabulla, located 5 km north, and Agabama, 11 km south.

It is 16 km from Fomento, 19 from Placetas, 26 from Mataguá, 36 from Manicaragua and 40 from Santa Clara and Cabaiguán, 62 from Sancti Spíritus and 67 from Hanabanilla.[4]


The village is served by the A1 motorway at the exit "Báez-Guaracabulla". It counts a railway station on the line Placetas-Trinidad-Casilda.[5]


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  1. ^ a b Source: Mapa de Carreteras de Cuba (Road map of Cuba). Ediciones GEO, Havana 2011 - ISBN 959-7049-21-X
  2. ^ a b c Guije.com. Santa Clara. [(in Spanish)
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Báez on EcuRed
  4. ^ 1540672039 Báez on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ 281653018 Báez railway station on OpenStreetMap

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