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Colón
Colón, Cuba is locatit 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 Cuba
ProvinceMatanzas
Foondit1846[1]
Established1859 (Villa)
Area
 • Total597 km2 (231 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total71,579
 • Density119.9/km2 (311/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
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 railwey 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 railwey haed arrivit near the new toun in 1843 but did no cross the toun till 1851. In 1852, Fernando Diago, the awner o the succar-mill Ponina, inaugurates the first public schuil in toun.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Colón's economy is centred aroond agricultur (succarcane, tobacco, citrus fruit, honey) an stock raisin. It is an important railwey centre an aw.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Colón". Retrieved 7 October 2007. (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 7 October 2007. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2007. (in Spaingie)

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

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