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Banes is a municipality and city in the Holguín Province of Cuba.

Banes
Skyline of Banes
Banes municipality (red) within Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Banes municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167
CountryCuba
ProvinceHolguín
Established1887[1]
Area
 • Total781 km2 (302 sq mi)
Elevation
100 m (300 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total81,274
 • Density104.1/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-24

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HistoryEdit

The name comes from the inhabitants Taino language word Bani, meaning "valley".[4]

Hurricane Ike made landfall here as a Category 4 hurricane on the evening of September 7, 2008, causing great losses of property.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Angeles, Berros, Cañadón, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, Nuevo Banes, Oeste, Retrete, Río Seco, Samá (includes Guardalavaca), Marcané, Veguitas and Yaguajay.[1]

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Banes had a population of 81,274.[3] With a total area of 781 km2 (302 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 104.1/km2 (270/sq mi).

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Banes" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ a b Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  4. ^ Taino-Tribe.org. "Taino Dictionary" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-18.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Banes at Wikimedia Commons