This airticle is aboot the ceety in Cuba. For ither uisses, see Colón.

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

Colón
Colón, Cuba is locatit in Cuba
Colón, Cuba
Location o Colón in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°43′21″N 80°54′24″W / 22.72250°N 80.90667°W / 22.72250; -80.90667
Kintra Cuba
ProvinceMatanzas
Foondit1846[1]
Established1859 (Villa)
Aurie
 • Total597 km2 (231 sq mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Tot71,579
 • Density119.9/km2 (311/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Aurie code(s)+53-52

GeografieEedit

The municipality is dividit intae the campos o Agüica, Este, Guareiras, Jacán, Laguna Grande, Oeste an Palmillas.[1]

HistoryEedit

The toun wis foondit in 1846[1] unner the name Nueva Bermeja. In 1851 the railwey reaches the toun. In 1859, it achieves the status o villa (toun) wi the name Colón. The foonder's name is don Martín José Zozaya, who foondit the toun in the umwhile hacienda namit La Bermeja. The deed tae establish this toun wis signed in the ceety o Matanzas in 1836. At the time, don Martín set apairt laund for a cemetery an a kirk. The oreeginal name o the toun wis La Nueva Bermeja. The railwey haed arrivit near the new toun in 1843 but did no cross the toun till 1851. In 1852, Fernando Diago, the awner o the succar-mill Ponina, inaugurates the first public schuil in toun.

EconomyEedit

Colón's economy is centred aroond agricultur (succarcane, tobacco, citrus fruit, honey) an stock raisin. It is an important railwey centre an aw.

DemograficsEedit

In 2004, the municipality o Colón haed a population o 71,579.[3] Wi a tot aurie o 597 km2 (231 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 119.9/km2 (311/sq mi).

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ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Colón". Retrieved 2007-10-07. (in Spaingie)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. (in Spaingie)

Colón: en el 150 aniversario de su fundación, published in Cuba in 1986.

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