Colón, Cuba

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Colón
Municipality
Colón, Cuba is located in Cuba
Colón, Cuba
Location o Colón in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°43′21″N 80°54′24″W / 22.72250°N 80.90667°W / 22.72250; -80.90667
Kintra Banner o Cuba Cuba
Province Matanzas
Foondit 1846[1]
Established 1859 (Villa)
Area[2]
 • Total 597 km2 (231 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 71,579
 • Density 119.9/km2 (311/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-52

Colón is a municipality an ceety in the Matanzas Province o Cuba.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality is dividit intae the campos o Agüica, Este, Guareiras, Jacán, Laguna Grande, Oeste an Palmillas.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun wis foondit in 1846[1] unner the name Nueva Bermeja. In 1851 the railroad reaches the toun. In 1859, it achieves the status o villa (toun) wi the name Colón. The foonder's name is don Martín José Zozaya, who foondit the toun in the umwhile hacienda namit La Bermeja. The deed tae establish this toun wis signed in the ceety o Matanzas in 1836. At the time, don Martín set apairt laund for a cemetery an a kirk. The oreeginal name o the toun wis La Nueva Bermeja. The railroad haed arrivit near the new toun in 1843 but did no cross the toun till 1851. In 1852, Fernando Diago, the awner o the sugar-mill Ponina, inaugurates the first public schuil in toun.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Colón's economy is centered aroond agricultur (sugarcane, tobacco, citrus fruit, honey) an stock raisin. It is an important railwey center an aw.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Colón haed a population o 71,579.[3] Wi a total aurie o 597 km2 (231 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 119.9 /km2 (311 /sq mi).

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Colón". 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). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spainyie)

Colón: en el 150 aniversario de su fundación, published in Cuba in 1986.

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