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This article is aboot the Cuban toun. For the Spainyie writer, see Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.
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
Province Matanzas
Foondit 1842 (Corral de la Bemba)[1]
Established 26 Februar 1866
 • Total 505 km2 (195 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Total 58,685
 • Density 116.2/km2 (301/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
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 honor 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 inhabitants an locals an aw. "Bemba" means "big lippit" in Caribbean Spainyie; 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 sugar cane is cultivatit in the surroondin auries.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jovellanos". Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spainyie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.  (Spainyie)