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Guanajay

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Country  Cuba
Time zone  EST (UTC-5)
Climate  Am
Elevation  110 m
Population  28,429 (2004)
Founded  1781
Area code(s)  +53-7
Area  113 km²
Local time  Saturday 1:26 AM
Province  Artemisa Province
Guanajay
Weather  18°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 86% Humidity

Guanajay is a town and municipality in Artemisa Province in western Cuba, located about 58 km (36 mi) southwest of Havana. The town lies among hills.

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Map of Guanajay, Cuba

Overview

In colonial times it was an acclimatization station for newly arrived troops from Spain, and subsequently became well known as a health resort. Founded in 1650, it was part of the province of Pinar del Río until after the Cuban Revolution. It was then included in La Habana Province until that was divided in two in 2011.

The country surrounding Guanajay is a fertile sugarcane and tobacco region, and historically it has been an important distribution point in the commerce of the western end of the island. Guanajay was an ancient pueblo of considerable size and importance as early as the end of the 18th century.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Guanajay had a population of 28,429. With a total area of 113 km2 (44 sq mi), it has a population density of 251.6/km2 (652/sq mi).

References

Guanajay Wikipedia


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