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Eclectic architecture in a Camajuani street
Eclectic architecture in a Camajuani street
Kintra  Cuba
Province Villa Clara
Settled 1841
Foondit 1864[1]
Incorporatit 1871 (Villa)
 • Total 614 km2 (237 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Tot 63,544
 • Density 103.5/km2 (268/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Aurie code(s) +53-422

Camajuaní is a municipality an ceety in the Villa Clara Province o Cuba.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The auld train station

In 1819 wis decidit the construction o a new port in near Caibarién tae replace an auld ane locatit in Tesisco. Frae that moment, sattlers established in the surroondins creatin a new veelage. In 1832 blueprints for the new toun o Caibarien wur presentit, an feenally in 1841 this ceety wis foondit. Consequently in 1864 an extension o the railwey wis planned in order tae bring the succar frae the Camajuani glen tae Caibarien an a new dounsett began near the Train station.[1] This is the stairtin point an birth o Camajuani veelage.

1 Januar 1871 Camajuani wis declared a «villa» an on 1 August 1879 the ceety haw wis established. The first mayor o the villa wis Hipólito Escobar Martelo.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Camajuani Valley

Camajuaní is locatit in a glen, surrounded bi an auld range. Predominantly the ceety lays in a flat terrain. Wi the same name, the Camajuani river passes near the ceety, an Sagua la Chica river passes through the region an aw, playin baith an important role in the fertility o the municipality.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Camajuaní haed a population of 63,544.[3] Wi a total aurie o 614 km2 (237 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 103.5/km2 (268/sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Cabecera, Sabana, Salamanca, Santa Clarita an Santa Fe.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Succarcane larrie passin through Camajuani

Main economic activity is agricultural in natur, succarcane an heich quality tobacco hae been key.

The foondation o the ceety wis a natural consequence o the establishment o train station constructit bi "Ferrocarriles Unidos de Caibarién", (United Railways of Caibarien) in 1864, this node connectit the glen whaur the ceety nou is wi the port in Caibarien at the North, Santa Clara on the sooth, Vega Alta an Placetas wast an east respectively. The glen suin gain agricultural importance wi important productions o Tobacco an Sugar. Maist o the biggest succar mills in the island wur locatit in the Camajuani region, an its productions wur exportit tae the rest o the kintra an the warld uisin this port locatit in the near coastal ceety o Caibarien.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Camajuani's "Prado" avenue

Camajuaní alang wi Remedios, Vueltas, Taguayabón an Caibarien, aw locatit in the same region an juist few kilometres frae ane each ither are famous due tae the parrandas, a carnival like pairty wi oreegins date back tae the 18t century. Ivery Parranda haes its awn difference in ivery toun, but they share some similarities as well; like diveesion o the population in twa neebourheids that compete each year in best decorative flat, plaza wirks (a structur meant tae support a display o lichts or firewirks), tradeetional dance an firewirks display. In the case o Camajuani the ceety is dividit in Chivos (Goats) an Sapos (Toads).

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Camajuaní, Land of Valley and Sprees [4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Camajuaní". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-09.  (in Spaingie)
  4. Sitio Web de los Joven Club de Camajuani - Inicio

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