Bahía Honda, Cuba

Bahía Honda is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province of Cuba. Before 2011, the municipality belonged to Pinar del Río Province.

Bahía Honda
Bahía Honda municipality (red) within Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bahía Honda municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°54′23″N 83°09′50″W / 22.90639°N 83.16389°W / 22.90639; -83.16389Coordinates: 22°54′23″N 83°09′50″W / 22.90639°N 83.16389°W / 22.90639; -83.16389
CountryCuba
ProvinceArtemisa
Area
 • Total784 km2 (303 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total45,968
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82
ClimateAf

OverviewEdit

It is located on the northern shore of the island, in an inlet of the Florida Straits, 70 km (43 mi) west of Havana. The sheltered bay that gives the name to the municipality contains an industrial port. It marks the eastern extend of the Colorados Archipelago.

Bahía Honda was once one of the naval bases leased to the United States under the Platt Amendment, but abandoned in 1912 in turn for an expansion of the area leased around Guantánamo Bay.[3]

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Bahía Honda had a population of 45,968.[2] With a total area of 784 km2 (303 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 58.6/km2 (152/sq mi).

ClimateEdit

This area typically has a pronounced dry season, but average monthly precipitation does not get lower than 68 mm (in March) in Bahía Honda, making this a more humid locality than many others in the region. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bahía Honda, Cuba has a tropical rainforest climate, abbreviated "Af" on climate maps.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Navarro, José Cantón: History of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1998, p. 83
  4. ^ "Climate: Bahía Honda". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 27 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bahía Honda at Wikimedia Commons