Candelaria is a municipality and town in the Artemisa Province of Cuba. Before 2011 it was part of Pinar del Río Province. It was founded in 1809, and established as a municipality in 1880.[1]

Candelaria
The A4 motorway exit of Candelaria
The A4 motorway exit of Candelaria
Candelaria municipality (red) within Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Candelaria municipality (red) within
Artemisa Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°44′38″N 82°57′29″W / 22.74389°N 82.95806°W / 22.74389; -82.95806Coordinates: 22°44′38″N 82°57′29″W / 22.74389°N 82.95806°W / 22.74389; -82.95806
CountryCuba
ProvinceArtemisa
Founded1809[1]
Established1880
Area
 • Total299 km2 (115 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total19,523
 • Density1,880/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82
ClimateAm

GeographyEdit

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Bayate, Carambola, Frías, Lomas, Pasto Rico, Pueblo, Pueblo Nuevo, Punta Brava, Río Hondo, San Juan de Contreras, San Juan del Norte, Soroa and Las Terrazas.[1] The waterfall Salto de Soroa is located within the municipal territory.

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Candelaria had a population of 19,523.[3] With a total area of 299 km2 (115 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 65.3/km2 (169/sq mi).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Candelaria" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Candelaria, Cuba at Wikimedia Commons