Cárdenas, Cuba

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Ceety o Cárdenas
(Calle Calzada)
Municipality
Street in Cárdenas
Motto: Primus In Cuba
Cárdenas, Cuba is located in Cuba
Cárdenas, Cuba
Location o Cárdenas in Cuba
Coordinates: 23°02′34″N 81°12′13″W / 23.04278°N 81.20361°W / 23.04278; -81.20361
Kintra  Cuba
Province Matanzas-MTZ
Foondit 1828[1]
Established 1859
Area[2]
 • Total 566 km2 (219 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2007)[3]
 • Total 153,087
 • Density 182.1/km2 (472/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-6)
Area code(s) +53 45 + number dial

Cárdenas (Calle Calzada Cárdenas) is a municipality an ceety in the Matanzas Province o Cuba, aboot 175 km (109 mi) east o Havana.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cárdenas is a maritime port toun on the level an somewha mairshy shore o a spacious bay o the northren coast o the island (Bay o Cárdenas), sheltered bi a lang promontory (Hicacos peninsula). The ceety lees atween the sea an hills.

A lairge quantity o asphalt haes been taken frae the bed o the harbour. A flow o fresh watter frae the bed o the harbour is anither peculiar featur; it presumably comes frae the ootlets o subterranean rivers.

There are maistly narrae streets, various squares (includin the Plaza de Colón, wi a bronze statue o Columbus given tae the ceety bi Queen Isabella II. an erectit in 1862) an substantial business biggins.[4]

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Cantel, Fundición, Guásimas, Marina, Méndez Capote, Pueblo Nuevo an Versalles.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cárdenas wis foondit in 1828,[1] an in 1861 awready haed 12,910 inhabitants. The completion o the railroad in 1841 led tae further development.

In 1850 General Narciso López laundit here on a filibusterin expedition, an held the toun for a few oors, abandonin it when he saw that the fowk wad no rise tae support him in his efforts tae secur Cuban unthirldom.

In Mey 1898, durin the Spainyie–American War, three notable battles wur focht at Cardenas.

In the early 20t Century, Cárdenas wis ane o the main sugar-exportin touns o Cuba. By 1907 the population wis 24,280. The shallowness o the harbour necessitatit lichterage an repeatit loadin of cargoes. The surroondin region is fermit for its fertility. The Cuban Flag wis first raised ower Cuban soil in this ance picturesque an historic ceety o straicht an narrae streets, horse-drawn carriages, industrie an "cangrejos" (blue crabs).

Cárdenas is the hame o Elián González, a child uised in a poleetical dispute atween Cuba an the Unitit States.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2007, the municipality o Cárdenas haed a population o 103,087.[3] Wi a total auie o 566 km2 (219 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 182.1 /km2 (472 /sq mi). Cardenas experiences a population growth o 0.24% a year.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Cárdenas". Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spainyie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atenas.cu (2004). "2007 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spainyie)
  4. Cardenas Ciudad Bandera (Spanish)

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