|Nickname(s): La Villa Blanca (The White Toun)|
|• Total||212 km2 (82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Population (2009 )|
|• Density||88.9/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
Caibarien is kent as "La Villa Blanca" (The White Toun) for its sands an beaches. They are famous for their "Parrandas" (Carnivals) alang wi Remedios (the neebouring toun locatit 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) wast) an Camajuani.
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History[edit | edit source]
The toun wis foondit on 26 October 1832 frae a map designed bi Estratón Bauza. For his constant concern an tenacity in their efforts, an acause he affered some o his launds an economic concessions tae the foondin o the toun Don Narciso de Justa is considered the foonder o Caibarién. On 1834 it wis namit Colonia de Vives, but on 1837 the oreeginal name (Caibarién) wis restored. On 19 September 1873 wis awairdit the veelage title.
In 1878 the town already had stores, churches, schools and newspapers. On October 25 was founded the committee of the Cuban Liberal Party in Caibarién, and elections were prepared between the Liberal Party and the Constitutional Union.
On 1 Januar 1879 Caibarién emerged as an independent municipality of Remedios and the first city council was established being it first Mayor Don Hipólito Escobar Martelo from the Liberal Party. On 1891, Laureano López Cosío was chosen as Mayor.
On the seicont hauf o 1893 the political turmoil began tae increase, sheddin elements frae the Conservative Union to form a third political party called Reform. This year the mayor Cosío dee'd and Damián Judez Celaya wis electit. On 18 Januar 1895 Judez dee'd an wis succeedit bi the Spainyie merchant Antonio Imaz Llaguno.
Afore the unthirldom war o 1895 the veelage haes achievit steady progress, showin an economic pouer that wis a real surprise at the time.
The aurie wis scene o actions durin the unthirldom wars o the nineteent century like the uprisin o Carlos Roloff.
Geografie[edit | edit source]
The ceety is situated on the north coast o Cuba, borderin the Bay o Buena Vista (Bahia de Buena Vista) o the Atlantic Ocean. It lees at the eastren extremity o the Villa Clara Province, close tae the border wi Sancti Spíritus Province. The toun is servit bi the Caibarien Airport (IATA: -, ICAO: MUCB).
Economy an tourism[edit | edit source]
It served as a shippin point for agricultural commodities, such as sugarcane, tobacco, an fruit. It servit as a sponge-fishin centre an aw. Its hotels are nou destroyed bi lack o care, an maist concrete hooses are crumblin on tae its streets. The piers that ance servit as shippin points for agricultural commodities hae fawen intae the bay. The twa succar mills that uised tae send their succar exports through the harbour are nou closed an crumblin. The major succar mill (Reforma) it is nou a museum for tourist.
The Parrandas carnivals tak place twice a year on August–September an bi the mid o Dizember. They last uisually for aboot twa weeks at a time.
The main centre for tourists in Caibarien is "Los Cayos" (The keys) wi such cays as Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Fragoso, Cayo las Brujas, etc. New Cuban reforms nou allou Cuban citizens tae enter the resorts an beaches that wur ance exclusive tae tourists.
Demografics[edit | edit source]
Cayo Conuco[edit | edit source]
Cayo Conuco is a sma island locatit seiven kilometres frae Caibarién, which is joined tae the mainlaund bi a stane causewa. It wis recently covered anerlie bi thin, dry pastur, housomeivver native plant species hae resumit their oreeginal place. In 1948, the Asociación de Scouts de Cuba held its seicont naitional Jamboree in Cayo Conuco, Caibarién.
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Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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Freemit airtins[edit | edit source]