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Jovellanos is located in Cuba
Location o Jovellanos in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′38″N 81°11′53″W / 22.81056°N 81.19806°W / 22.81056; -81.19806
Kintra Cuba
Foondit1842 (Corral de la Bemba)[1]
Established26 Februar 1866
 • Total505 km2 (195 sq mi)
45 m (148 ft)
 • Total58,685
 • Density116.2/km2 (301/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-45

Jovellanos is a municipality an ceety in the Matanzas Province o Cuba.

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Asunción, Isabel, Realengo an San José.[1]

It wis foondit in 1842 as Corral de la Bemba[1] on the location o an auld ranch cried Bemba. It teuk its current name in 1870, in honour o the Spainyie writer Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos. The same year it achievit the status o villa (toun).

Jovellanos is cried bi "bemba" b its indwallers an locals an aw. "Bemba" means "big lippit" in Caribbean Spaingie; this term refers tae the black population o the ceety. Tae ootsiders, it mey hae negative racial owertones, but in the ceety this is no the case. Inside Jovellanos, the black an white population for the maist pairt live harmoniously, side bi side. Tharefore, "bemba" is an affectionate name for the toun uised bi locals.

Jovellanos is an industrial toun, wi lairge an sma factories, while succar cane is cultivatit in the surroondin auries.


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In 2004, the municipality o Jovellanos haed a population o 58,685.[3] Wi a tot aurie o 505 km2 (195 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 116.2/km2 (301/sq mi).

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  1. a b c Guije.com. "Jovellanos". 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)