Minas de Matahambre

Minas de Matahambre (Spanish pronunciation: [minas ðe mataˈambɾe]) is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. It was declared a National Monument of Cuba.[3]

Minas de Matahambre
Cayo Jutías, part of the municipality and of the Colorados Archipelago
Cayo Jutías, part of the municipality and of the Colorados Archipelago
Minas de Matahambre municipality (red) within Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Minas de Matahambre municipality (red) within
Pinar del Río Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°34′56″N 83°56′57″W / 22.58222°N 83.94917°W / 22.58222; -83.94917Coordinates: 22°34′56″N 83°56′57″W / 22.58222°N 83.94917°W / 22.58222; -83.94917
CountryCuba
ProvincePinar del Río
Area
 • Total858 km2 (331 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total34,419
 • Density40.1/km2 (104/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-82

GeographyEdit

The municipality faces the Gulf of Mexico to the north, where the cays of the Colorados Archipelago are developed off-shore. It is bordered by the municipalities of Mantua, Guane, San Juan y Martínez and Viñales.

The municipality includes the villages of Baja, Cabezas, Pons, La Sabana, Río del Medio, Santa Lucía, Sitio Morales and Sumidero.

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Minas de Matahambre had a population of 34,419.[2] With a total area of 858 km2 (331 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 40.1/km2 (104/sq mi).

CultureEdit

The Minas de Matahambre Municipal Museum holds objects and photography collections of local history.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ National Council for Cultural Heritage. "National Monuments in Cuba" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-10-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Minas de Matahambre at Wikimedia Commons