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This airticle is aboot the ceety in Cuba. For ither uisses, see 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
Province Matanzas
Foondit 1846[1]
Established 1859 (Villa)
 • Total 597 km2 (231 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Tot 71,579
 • Density 119.9/km2 (311/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Aurie 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).

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Colón". Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.  Unkent 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 2007-10-07.  (in Spaingie)

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

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