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Güines
Municipality
Güines is located in Cuba
Güines
Location o Güines in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°50′51″N 82°01′25″W / 22.84750°N 82.02361°W / 22.84750; -82.02361
Kintra  Cuba
Province Mayabeque
Foondit 1737[1]
Established 1815 (Municipality)
Area[2]
 • Total 445 km2 (172 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 68,951
 • Density 154.9/km2 (401/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Güines is a municipality an ceety in the Mayabeque Province o Cuba. It is locatit 30 miles (48 km) sootheast o Havana, next tae the Mayabeque River.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety wis foondit in 1737 bi the Spainyie.[1] Prior to the arrival o the Spanish, wha is nou Güines wis pairt o a region ruled bi the Indian chief Habaguanex.

Ane o the earliest mentions o the wird Güines is in 1598, when Don Diego de Rivera or Ribera wis awairdit a laund grant for Los Güines Corral.

In 1837, a railwey wis opened frae Havana - the first in Cuba, an ane o the earliest in the Americas.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Güines haed a population o 68,951.[3] Wi a total aurie o 445 km2 (172 sq mi).[2] It haes a population densitie o 154.9 /km2 (401 /sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios of Catalina, Norte, Rural Primero, Rural Segundo, Rural Tercero, Rural Cuarto an Sur.[1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Güines". 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)

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