Trinidad, Cuba

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Trinidad, Cuba is located in Cuba
Trinidad, Cuba
Location o Trinidad in Cuba
Coordinates: 21°48′15″N 79°58′59″W / 21.80417°N 79.98306°W / 21.80417; -79.98306
Kintra Cuba
ProvinceSancti Spíritus
Foondit23 December 1514[1]
 • Total1155 km2 (446 sq mi)
80 m (260 ft)
 • Total73,466
 • Density63.6/km2 (165/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-41

Trinidad is a toun in the province o Sancti Spíritus, central Cuba. Thegither wi the nearbi Valle de los Ingenios, it haes been ane o UNESCOs Warld Heritage Steids syne 1988.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Trinidad wis foondit on 23 December 1514[1] bi Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar unner the name Villa De la Santísima Trinidad. Francisco Iznaga, a rich Basque landawner in the soothren portion o Cuba durin the first 30 years o the colonization o Cuba, wis electit Mayor o Bayamo in 1540. Iznaga wis the oreeginator o a pouerful lineage that feenally settled in Trinidad whaur the Torre Iznaga is. His descendents focht for the Unthirldom o Cuba an the Annexation tae the US frae 1820 tae 1900. It is ane o the best preservit ceeties in the Caribbean frae the time when the succar trade wis the main industrie in the region.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nouadays, Trinidad's main industrie is tobacco processin. The aulder pairts o toun are well preservit as the Cuban tourism industry sees benefit frae tour groups. In contrast, some pairts o toun ootside the nan-tourist auries are vera run doun an in disrepair, especially in the centre.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the municipality o Trinidad haed a population o 73,466.[3] Wi a total aurie o 1,155 km2 (446 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 63.6/km2 (165/sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios of Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Aguacate, Cabagán, Caracusey, Casilda, Guaniquical, Río de Ay, San Francisco, San Pedro an Táyaba.[1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c "Trinidad". 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 (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2007.Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine (in Spaingie)

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