Santo Domingo, Cuba

Santo Domingo is a municipality and town in the Villa Clara Province of Cuba.

Santo Domingo
The Carretera Central across Santo Domingo
The Carretera Central across Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo municipality (red) within Villa Clara Province (yellow) and Cuba
Santo Domingo municipality (red) within
Villa Clara Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°35′0″N 80°14′18″W / 22.58333°N 80.23833°W / 22.58333; -80.23833Coordinates: 22°35′0″N 80°14′18″W / 22.58333°N 80.23833°W / 22.58333; -80.23833
CountryCuba
ProvinceVilla Clara
Founded1819[1]
Established1879 (Municipality)
Area
 • Total883 km2 (341 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total53,840
 • Density61.0/km2 (158/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-422

It was founded in 1819[1] and established as a municipality in 1879.

GeographyEdit

The town is divided into the wards (barrios) of Este (east) and Oeste (west). The municipality includes the villages of Álvarez, Amaro, Arenas, Baracaldo, Bermejal, Cascajal, Cayo Bejuco, Cerrito, George Washington, Jiquiabo, La Criolla, Las Casimbas, Manacas, Mordazo, Puerto Escondido, Río, Rodrigo, Sabino Hernández, San Bartolomé, San Juan de Amaro, San Marcos, Ulacia (Carlos Baliño), Ventiseis de Julio, Yabucito. Until the 1977 municipal reform, Santo Domingo included Jicotea too, nowadays part of Ranchuelo municipality.[1][4]

DemographicsEdit

In 2004, the municipality of Santo Domingo had a population of 53,840.[3] With a total area of 883 km2 (341 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 61.0/km2 (158/sq mi).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Santo Domingo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-09.
  4. ^ 5884805 (x a j h) Santo Domingo on OpenStreetMap

External linksEdit

  Media related to Santo Domingo, Cuba at Wikimedia Commons