Banes, Cuba

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Banes
Municipality
Banes, Cuba is located in Cuba
Banes, Cuba
Location o Banes in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 75°42′42″W / 20.96972°N 75.71167°W / 20.96972; -75.71167
Kintra Banner o Cuba Cuba
Province Holguín
Established 1887[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 781 km2 (302 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 81,274
 • Density 104.1/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-24

Banes is a municipality an ceety in the Holguín Province o Cuba.

The name comes frae the inhabitants Taino leid wird Bani, meanin "glen".[4]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Banes haed a population o 81,274.[3] Wi a total aurie o 781 km2 (302 sq mi),[2] it haes a population density o 104.1 /km2 (270 /sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Angeles, Berros, Cañadón, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, nuevo Banes ,Oeste, Retrete, Río Seco, Samá (includes Guardalavaca), Marcané, Veguitas an Yaguajay.[1]

Fulgencio Batista wis born in the ceety o Banes.

Hurricane Ike made landfaw here as a Category 4 hurricane on the fore-nicht o September 7, 2008, causin great losses o property.

See also[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guije.com. "Banes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  4. Taino-Tribe.org. "Taino Dictionary" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-18.