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]

Báez
Village
OSM map showing Báez
OSM map showing Báez
Báez is located in Cuba
Báez
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
MunicipalityPlacetas
Founded1804[3]
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,000[1][2]
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-428

HistoryEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

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]

TransportEdit

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]

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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