Sagua la Grande

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Sagua la Grande
Nickname(s): La Villa del Undoso
Kintra  Cuba
Province Villa Clara
Foondit 1812[1]
Established 1842 (Municipality)
 • Total 661 km2 (255 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
 • Tot 56,097
 • Density 84.9/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Aurie code(s) +53-422

Sagua La Grande (La Villa del Undoso) is a municipality an ceety locate on the north coast o the province o Villa Clara in central Cuba, on the Sagua la Grande River. The ceety is close to Mogotes de Jumagua, limestane clints. Mony cays o the Sabana-Camaguey Airchipelago is locate aff the northren coast.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sagua la Grande wis foondit in 1812[1] an established as a municipality in 1842. Bi the beginnin o the 20t century, the ceety an its port (Isabela de Sagua), wis an important commercial center. Presently, its economy is based on the succar, chemical, mechanical, an fuid industries. Nowt raisin an fishin are ither important economic activities.

Twa ceety historians is o note. Antonio Miguel Alcover Beltrán left tae the inheritance o the events relatit tae century XIX thanks tae his personal interrogations tae ilkane o the authors o history; an at the moment Pedro Suárez Tintín haes been in chairge tae rescue aw leaves frae the 20t and the 21t century in his famous “Tintin Collection” that includes newspapers, beuks, photaes, films an videos o aw the historical events o the referred time.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Sagua la Grande haed a population o 56,097.[3] Wi a total aurie o 661 km2 (255 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 84.9/km2 (220/sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios of Baire, Chinchila, Este, General Nodarse, Isabela de Sagua, Jumagua, Malpáez, Oeste an Sitiecito.[1]

Airchitectur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety's wide streets an little traffic give it a calm atmosphere.

In recent decades thare haes been a lack o new construction. Consequently, the aulder biggins, left ower frae colonial times, are in a state o decay. Ane o the maist bonnie biggins in this ceety, El Casino Español (The Spanish Casino) built in 1908, wis the meetin place for the Sociedad Sagüera (Social Club o Sagua). The historical center o the ceety retains the neoclassic essence o its constructions an the layoot o its streets.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sagua la Grande". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-09.  Unknown 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 2007-10-09.  (in Spaingie)

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