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Jatibonico is a municipality and town in the Sancti Spíritus Province of Cuba.

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Jatibonico municipality (red) within Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Jatibonico municipality (red) within
Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 21°56′47″N 79°10′3″W / 21.94639°N 79.16750°W / 21.94639; -79.16750Coordinates: 21°56′47″N 79°10′3″W / 21.94639°N 79.16750°W / 21.94639; -79.16750
ProvinceSancti Spíritus
 • Total765 km2 (295 sq mi)
347 m (1,138 ft)
 • Total42,708
 • Density55.8/km2 (145/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-41-88xxxx


In 2012, the municipality of Jatibonico had a population of 42,959.[2] With a total area of 765 km2 (295 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 55.8/km2 (145/sq mi).

Catholic Parish ChurchEdit

A gallery of stained glass windows can be found at Jatibonico's St. Joseph Catholic Parish Church, unique in its kind in the whole of Cuba.[3]

Jatibonico Oil FieldEdit

The Jatibonico Oil Field was discovered in the early 1950s by Grupo Jarueca after surface oil seeps were noticed in the area. Oil was discovered at a depth of about 1,100 feet in a marly shale within a structural high. This was the first new field discovered in the post-World War II era and the start of several more fields in the Central Basin of Cuba.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  3. ^ es:Parroquia de San José de Jatibonico y Arroyo Blanco
  4. ^ Silvernail, John (2016). "The Cuban Oil Boom and the Discovery of Jatibonico Oil Field". AAPG Explorer. 37 (10): 20–21. Retrieved 4 October 2016.

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