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Güines
Güines is locatit 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
ProvinceMayabeque
Foondit1737[1]
Established1815 (Municipality)
Area
 • Total445 km2 (172 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total68,951
 • Density154.9/km2 (401/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-7

Güines is a municipality an ceety in the Mayabeque Province o Cuba. It is locatit 30 mile (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]

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c Guije.com. "Güines". Retrieved 7 October 2007. (in Spaingie)
  2. a b Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 7 October 2007. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2007. (in Spaingie)

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