Jagüey Grande

Jagüey Grande, simply known as Jagüey (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈɣwej]), is a town and municipality in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. It is located east of the Zapata Peninsula, north of the Bahia de Cochinos, along the A1 motorway in the center of the province.

Jagüey Grande
Jagüey
Libertadores Square
Libertadores Square
Flag of Jagüey Grande
Jagüey Grande municipality (red) within Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Jagüey Grande municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°31′45″N 81°07′57″W / 22.52917°N 81.13250°W / 22.52917; -81.13250Coordinates: 22°31′45″N 81°07′57″W / 22.52917°N 81.13250°W / 22.52917; -81.13250
CountryCuba
ProvinceMatanzas
Founded1762[1]
Area
 • Total882 km2 (341 sq mi)
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
 (2007)[3]
 • Total87,771
 • Density65.5/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-52

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in 1840 and was named after the tree Ficus citrifolia, locally named "Jagüey".[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

The municipality was historically divided into the barrios of Pueblo (town's centre), Gallardo, López, Murga Sinú and Rovira.[1] Nowadays it counts the town itself and the popular councils (consejos populares, i.e. villages) of Agramonte, Australia, San José de Marcos and Torriente. Agramonte, the most populated village, was an autonomous municipality until the 1976 reform.[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

In 2007, the municipality of Jagüey Grande had a population of 87,771.[3] With a total area of 882 km2 (341 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 65.5/km2 (170/sq mi).

HealthEdit

Notable peopleEdit

of Cuba

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Jagüey Grande" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-12-16.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jagüey Grande at Wikimedia Commons