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Guantánamo
Municipality
Guantánamo is located in Cuba
Guantánamo
Location o Guantánamo in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°08′12″N 75°12′50″W / 20.13667°N 75.21389°W / 20.13667; -75.21389
Kintra Banner o Cuba Cuba
Province Guantánamo
Established 1797[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 741 km2 (286 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 244,603
 • Density 330.1/km2 (855/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-21

Guantánamo is a municipality an ceety in sootheast Cuba an caipital o Guantánamo Province.

Guantánamo is servit bi the Caimanera port an is the steid o a U.S. Naval base. The aurie produces sugarcane an cotton wool. These are traditional pairts o the economy.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hotel Washington (1974)

The municipality is muntainous in the north, whare it owerlays the Sierra Maestra (muntains), an borders the Windward Passage o the Caribbean Sea in the sooth. It is crossed bi the Guantánamo, Yateras, Guaso, San Andrés and Sabanalamar rivers. The Guantánamo Bay is a natural harbour sooth o the ceety.

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Arroyo Hondo, Baitiquirí, Bano, Bayate, Caimanera, Camarones, Caridad, Corralillo, Cuatro Caminos, Filipinas, Glorieta, Gobierno, Guaso, Hospital, Indios, Isleta, Jaibo Abajo, Las Lajas, Macurijes, Mercado, Ocujal, Parroquia, Palma de San Juan, Rastro, Tiguabos an Vínculo.[1]

Unitit States naval base[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aboot 15 km awa frae the ceety lees the Guantánamo Bay, a superior natural harbor which haes been controlled bi the Unitit States as the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base syne 1902, follaein the Platt Amendment decree. It is the steid o the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Guantánamo haed a population o 244,603.[3] Wi a total aurie o 741 km2 (286 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 330.1 /km2 (855 /sq mi).

Famous Guantanameros[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notable natives o Guantánamo include athletes Joel Casamayor, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Yumileidi Cumbá, Jaime Jefferson, Yargelis Savigne, Dayron Robles, Luis Delís, Cuban-American gymnast Annia Hatch, an cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guije.com. "Guantánamo". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spainyie)
  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". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spainyie)

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