Mantua (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmantwa]) is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba.

Mantua
Mantua municipality (red) within Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Mantua municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 84°17′15″W / 22.29083°N 84.28750°W / 22.29083; -84.28750Coordinates: 22°17′27″N 84°17′15″W / 22.29083°N 84.28750°W / 22.29083; -84.28750
CountryCuba
ProvincePinar del Río
Founded1719 (Guane del Norte)[1]
Established1866
Area
 • Total915 km2 (353 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total26,065
 • Density1,866/km2 (4,830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82

HistoryEdit

It was founded in 1605 by Italian shipwrecked sailors as Mantua, Cuba. It was founded in 1719 under the name Guane del Norte. In 1866 it was established as a municipality.[1] The settlement of Mantua is a National Monument of Cuba.[4]

GeographyEdit

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Arroyos, Bartolo, Cabezas, Coronel Pozo (Lázaro), Fidel Pedraja, Guayabo, Macurijes, Mantua, Montezuelo and Pablo Suárez.[1]

Mantua Municipal Museum is located in the José Martí street.

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Mantua had a population of 26,065.[3] With a total area of 915 km2 (353 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 28.5/km2 (74/sq mi).

TransportEdit

The town is the western endpoint of the "Circuito Norte" (CN) highway.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Mantua" (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 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  4. ^ National Council for Cultural Heritage. "National Monuments in Cuba" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-10-09.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mantua, Cuba at Wikimedia Commons