Birán is a village in Holguín Province of Cuba, hamlet and consejo popular of Cueto,[2][3][4] best known as the birthplace of Ramón, Fidel, and Raúl Castro. Their father owned a 23,000 acre (93 km²) plantation there.[5][6]

Birán is located in Cuba
Location of Birán in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°31′48″N 75°53′44″W / 20.53000°N 75.89556°W / 20.53000; -75.89556Coordinates: 20°31′48″N 75°53′44″W / 20.53000°N 75.89556°W / 20.53000; -75.89556
Country Cuba
66 m (217 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-24[1]


Until the 1976 municipal reform, the village was part of the neighboring municipality of Mayarí.[7]

A farm in Birán was the birthplace of former Cuban revolutionary and leader Fidel Castro.


It is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south-west of Mayarí and 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) south of Cueto, in the foothills of the Nipe Mountains (Sierra de Nipe).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dialing code of Birán Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Birán on EcuRed
  3. ^ 5904273 (x a j h) Cueto on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ 1336109283 Birán on OpenStreetMap
  5. ^ Rosenberg, Eli (February 25, 2016). "Ramón Castro, Brother to Cuban Revolutionaries, Dies at 91". New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Phillips, R. Hart (October 19, 1959). "Cuba Takes Land of Ramon Castro" (PDF). New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved February 25, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Mayarí on