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Bejucal is a municipality and town in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1874.[1] It is well known as the terminal station of the first railroad built in Cuba and Latin America in 1831. It also hosts one of the most popular and traditional carnival fest in Cuba: "Charangas de Bejucal".

Bejucal
Bejucal railway station
Bejucal railway station
Bejucal municipality (red) within Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Bejucal municipality (red) within
Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°55′58″N 82°23′13″W / 22.93278°N 82.38694°W / 22.93278; -82.38694Coordinates: 22°55′58″N 82°23′13″W / 22.93278°N 82.38694°W / 22.93278; -82.38694
CountryCuba
ProvinceMayabeque
Founded1874[1]
Area
 • Total120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total25,425
 • Density211.9/km2 (549/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-7

GeographyEdit

The municipality borders to the north with Boyeros (a municipal borough of Havana); to the east with San José de las Lajas; to the south with Quivicán; and on the west with San Antonio de los Baños.

It is divided into the barrios of Bejucal, Beltrán, Cuatro Caminos, Rancho Recreo, Buenaventura, Caguazo and Río Hondo.[1]

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Bejucal had a population of 25,425.[3] With a total area of 120 km2 (46 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 211.9/km2 (549/sq mi).

Notable residentsEdit

Notable current and former residents of Bejucal include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Bejucal" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Albio Sires, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 25, 2007.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bejucal at Wikimedia Commons