Palmira, Cuba

Palmira is a municipality and town in the Cienfuegos Province of Cuba. The town proper has a population of circa 14,000,[4] the whole municipality 33,153.[3]

Palmira
Arcades in the central square
Palmira municipality (red) within
Cienfuegos Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°14′40″N 80°23′40″W
CountryCuba
ProvinceCienfuegos
Founded1879[1]
Incorporated1940
Area
  Total318 km2 (123 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
  Total33,153
  Density104.3/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-43

History

It was founded in 1879[1] under the name Las Casas. The name was changed to Palmira and the community was incorporated in 1940.

Geography

Located in the middle of its province, Palmira is 12 km far from Cienfuegos, 16 from Cruces, and 52 from Santa Clara. It is bordered by the municipalities of Rodas, Lajas, Cruces, Cumanayagua and Cienfuegos.

In 1943 the municipality was divided into the barrios of Primero, Segundo, Arango y Escarza.[1] After the national municipal reform of 1976, it counts 6 consejos populares: Palmira Sur and Palmira Norte for the town, and the villages of Arriete-Ciego Montero, Espartaco, Elpidio Gómez and San Fernando de Camarones.[4]

The thermal water resort of Arriete-Ciego Montero, 12 km (7.5 mi) form the town of Palmira, is also famous for the bottled water plant named "Ciego Montero".

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Palmira had a population of 33,153.[3] With a total area of 318 km2 (123 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 104.3/km2 (270/sq mi).

See also

References

  1. Guije.com. "Palmira" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  3. 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. (in Spanish) The popular councils of Palmira (EcuRed)

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