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Santa Cruz del Norte is a town and municipality in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. Before 2011 it was part of La Habana Province. It is located on the north shore, between the cities of Havana and Matanzas, at the mouth of the Santa Cruz River.

Santa Cruz del Norte
Municipality
Street in Santa Cruz del Norte
Street in Santa Cruz del Norte
Santa Cruz del Norte municipality (red) within  Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Santa Cruz del Norte municipality (red) within
Mayabeque Province (yellow) and Cuba
Santa Cruz del Norte is located in Cuba
Santa Cruz del Norte
Location of Santa Cruz del Norte in Cuba
Coordinates: 23°09′20″N 81°55′36″W / 23.15556°N 81.92667°W / 23.15556; -81.92667Coordinates: 23°09′20″N 81°55′36″W / 23.15556°N 81.92667°W / 23.15556; -81.92667
Country  Cuba
Province Mayabeque
Founded 1800[1]
Established 1931 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 376 km2 (145 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 32,576
 • Density 86.6/km2 (224/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-47

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OverviewEdit

 
Havana Club distillery

The town was founded in 1800, being a fishing community at that time, and achieved municipality status in 1931.[1]

This is the main home of the Havana Club rum distillery; all dark varieties being produced in Santa Cruz del Norte. The distillery can be visited as part of a tour.

Other industries in the municipality include power generation, oil extraction and fishing.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is divided into the consejos populares of Santa Cruz del Norte (the town proper) and the villages of Boca de Jaruco, Jibacoa, El Fraile, Arcos de Canasí, El Comino, La Sierra, Hershey (or Camilo Cienfuegos), Loma del Tanque, El Rubio and Paula.[1] A spur of the Hershey Electric Railway connects the town to Matanzas. This is used mainly by diesel powered freight trains.

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Santa Cruz del Norte had a population of 32,576.[3] With a total area of 376 km2 (145 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 86.6/km2 (224/sq mi).

Sisters citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Santa Cruz del Norte" (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". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (in Spanish)

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