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The toun o Gibara
The toun o Gibara
Gibara is locatit in Cuba
Location o Gibara in Cuba
Coordinates: 21°06′26″N 76°08′12″W / 21.10722°N 76.13667°W / 21.10722; -76.13667
Kintra  Cuba
Province Holguín
Established 1817[1]
 • Total 630 km2 (240 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Tot 72,810
 • Density 115.6/km2 (299/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Aurie code(s) +53-24

Gibara is a municipality o the Province o Holguín in the Republic o Cuba. The main ceety wis foondit on January 16, 1817. It is kent as "The White Toun" an aw, Spaingie: La Villa Blanca. Gibara haes a bonnie an breezy landscape, an possesses excellent airchitectural designs an a well-plannit layoot o its streets, hooses an pairks. Even so, Gibara's biggest asset, accordin tae visitors, are its fowk, which are describit as cooperative, friendly, affectionate, an proud o their veelage an o its history. It is said Admiral Christopher Columbus haed remarkit o Gibara's environs that “it is the maist bonnie laund that human eyes saw.”

"The White Villa" in Gibara, although sma, is said tae possess a peculiar chairm, exhibitin an airchitectural patrimony reflectin amaist twa centuries o history, as well as its fowk's cultural ruits.

Currently, some controversy exists aboot whether it wis the Bay o Gibara or the Bay of Bariay that Admiral Christopher Columbus' ships reached durin his first voyage tae Cuba.

Gibara wis declared a Naitional Monument in 2002; additionally, syne 2003, the Internaitional Festival o Poor Cinema, whaur films are presentit in a nummer different categories, haes been held in this sma coastal ceety.


Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Gibara haed a population o 72,810.[3] Wi a total aurie o 630 km2 (240 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 115.6/km2 (299/sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Arroyo Blanco, Blanquizal, Bocas, Candelaria, Cantimplora, Cupeycillos, Palmita, Rabón.[1]

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gibara". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-05.