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.

Trinidad
The Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco in Trinidad
The Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco in Trinidad
Trinidad, Cuba is locatit 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]
Aurie
 • Total1,155 km2 (446 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Tot73,466
 • Density63.6/km2 (165/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Aurie code(s)+53-41

HistoryEedit

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.

EconomyEedit

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.

DemographicsEedit

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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ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guije.com. "Trinidad". 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)

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