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Municipalities of Cuba

Municipalities of Cuba
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Cuba

The provinces of Cuba are divided into 168 municipalities or municipios. They were defined by Cuban Law Number 1304 of July 3, 1976 [1] and reformed in 2010 with the abrogation of the municipality of Varadero and the creation of two new provinces: Artemisa and Mayabeque in place of former La Habana Province.

Contents

  • Summary 1
  • Municipalities by province 2
    • Artemisa Province 2.1
    • Camagüey Province 2.2
    • Ciego de Ávila Province 2.3
    • Cienfuegos Province 2.4
    • La Habana 2.5
    • Granma Province 2.6
    • Guantánamo Province 2.7
    • Holguín Province 2.8
    • Isla de la Juventud 2.9
    • Mayabeque Province 2.10
    • Las Tunas Province 2.11
    • Matanzas Province 2.12
    • Pinar del Río Province 2.13
    • Sancti Spíritus Province 2.14
    • Santiago de Cuba Province 2.15
    • Villa Clara Province 2.16
  • Municipal maps 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Summary

The municipalities are listed below, by province:
Province Municipalities
Artemisa Province
Camagüey Province
Ciego de Ávila Province
Cienfuegos Province
Granma Province
Guantánamo Province
Havana
Holguín Province
Isla de la Juventud Isla de la Juventud (seat: Nueva Gerona)
Las Tunas Province
Matanzas Province
Mayabeque Province
Pinar del Río Province
Sancti Spíritus Province
Santiago de Cuba Province
Villa Clara Province

Municipalities by province

Source: Population from 2004 Census.[2] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[3]

Artemisa Province

Artemisa Province is sub-divided into 11 municipalities. Artemisa was created in 2011 as a split of the former La Habana province and addition of the three most eastern municipalities of Pinar del Río.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Alquizar 29,616 193
Artemisa 81,209 690
Bauta 45,509 157
Caimito 36,813 238
Guanajay 28,429 113
Güira de Melena 37,838 178
Mariel 42,504 269
San Antonio de los Baños 46,300 127
Bahía Honda 45,968 784
Candelaria 19,523 299
San Cristóbal 70,830 936

Camagüey Province

Camagüey Province is sub-divided into 13 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Camagüey 324,921 1,106 Provincial capital
Carlos M. de Cespedes 25,707 653
Esmeralda 29,953 1,480
Florida 73,612 1,800
Guáimaro 57,086 1,847
Jimaguayú 21,169 799
Minas 38,517 1,015
Najasa 16,470 921
Nuevitas 44,882 415
Santa Cruz del Sur 51,335 1,122
Sibanicú 31,117 736
Sierra de Cubitas 18,589 549 Sola
Vertientes 53,299 2,005

Ciego de Ávila Province

Ciego de Ávila Province is sub-divided into 10 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Baraguá 32,408 728 Gaspar
Bolivia 16,612 918
Chambas 39,868 769
Ciego de Ávila 135,736 445 Provincial capital
Ciro Redondo 29,560 588
Florencia 19,811 286
Majagua 26,617 544
Morón 60,612 615
Primero de Enero 27,813 713 Violeta
Venezuela 27,333 716

Cienfuegos Province

Cienfuegos Province is sub-divided into 8 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Abreus 30,330 564
Aguada de Pasajeros 31,687 680
Cienfuegos 163,824 333 Provincial capital
Cruces 32,139 198
Cumanayagua 51,435 1,099
Lajas 22,602 430
Palmira 33,153 318
Rodas 33,477 552

La Habana

Havana (Ciudad De La Habana), the national capital, is sub-divided into 15 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Arroyo Naranjo 210,053 83
Boyeros 188,593 134
Centro Habana 158,151 4
Cerro 132,351 10
Cotorro 74,650 66
Diez de Octubre 227,293 12
Guanabacoa 112,964 127
La Habana del Este 178,041 145
La Habana Vieja 95,383 5 World Heritage Site
La Lisa 131,148 38
Marianao 135,551 21
Playa 186,959 36
Plaza de la Revolución 161,631 12 Government District
Regla 44,431 9
San Miguel del Padrón 159,273 26

Granma Province

Granma Province is sub-divided into 13 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Bartolomé Masó 53,024 629
Bayamo 222,118 918 Provincial capital
Buey Arriba 31,327 452
Campechuela 46,092 577
Cauto Cristo 21,159 550
Guisa 50,923 596
Jiguaní 60,320 646
Manzanillo 130,789 498
Media Luna 35,330 376
Niquero 41,252 582
Pilón 29,751 462
Río Cauto 47,833 1,500
Yara 59,415 576

Guantánamo Province

Guantánamo Province is sub-divided into 10 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Baracoa 81,794 977
Caimanera 10,562 366
El Salvador 45,662 637
Guantánamo 244,603 741 Provincial capital
Imías 20,959 524
Maisí 28,276 525 La Máquina
Manuel Tames 14,200 526 Jamaica
Niceto Pérez 17,783 640
San Antonio del Sur 26,509 585
Yateras 20,358 664 Palenque

Holguín Province

Holguín Province is sub-divided into 14 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Antilla 12,222 100
Báguanos 52,854 806
Banes 81,274 781
Cacocum 42,623 661
Calixto García 57,867 617 Buenaventura
Cueto 34,503 326
Frank País 25,621 510 Cayo Mambí
Gibara 72,810 630
Holguín 326,740 666 Provincial Capital
Mayarí 105,505 1,307
Moa 71,079 730
Rafael Freyre 50,080 620 Santa Lucía
Sagua de Tánamo 52,013 704
Urbano Noris 43,892 846 San Germán

Isla de la Juventud

Labeled as "special municipality", Isla de la Juventud is administered as a single administrative unit. Nueva Gerona is the municipal capital.

Mayabeque Province

Mayabeque Province is sub-divided into 11 municipalities. Mayabeque was created in 2011 as a split of former La Habana province.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Batabanó 25,664 187
Bejucal 25,425 120
Güines 68,951 445
Jaruco 25,658 276
Madruga 30,640 464
Melena del Sur 20,445 227
Nueva Paz 24,277 515
Quivicán 29,253 283
San José de las Lajas 69,375 591
San Nicolás 21,563 242
Santa Cruz del Norte 32,576 376

Las Tunas Province

Las Tunas Province is sub-divided into 8 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Amancio 41,523 857
Colombia 32,942 563
Jesús Menéndez 51,002 638
Jobabo 49,403 884
Las Tunas 187,438 891 Provincial capital
Majibacoa 40,264 621 Calixto
Manatí 33,573 953
Puerto Padre 93,705 1,178

Matanzas Province

As for 2011 Matanzas Province is sub-divided into 13 municipalities, since Varadero municipality was abrogated.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Calimete 29,736 958
Cárdenas 103,087 566
Cienaga de Zapata 8,750 4,320 Playa Larga
Colón 71,579 597
Jagüey Grande 57,771 882
Jovellanos 58,685 505
Limonar 25,421 449
Los Arabos 25,702 762
Martí 23,475 1,070
Matanzas 143,706 317 Province capital
Pedro Betancourt 32,218 388
Perico 31,147 278
Unión de Reyes 40,022 856
Varadero 24,681 32 merged into Cardenas in 2011

Pinar del Río Province

As for 2011 Pinar del Río Province is sub-divided into 11 municipalities, since the three most eastern municipalities were transferred to Artemisa Province.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Bahía Honda 45,968 784 Transferred to Artemisa Province in 2011
Candelaria 19,523 299 Transferred to Artemisa Province in 2011
Consolación del Sur 87,500 1,112
Guane 35,893 717
La Palma 35,426 621
Los Palacios 38,950 786
Mantua 26,065 915
Minas de Matahambre 34,419 858
Pinar del Río 190,532 708 Provincial capital
San Cristóbal 70,830 936 Transferred to Artemisa Province in 2011
San Juan y Martínez 45,061 409
San Luis 34,085 765
Sandino 39,245 1,718
Viñales 27,129 704

Sancti Spíritus Province

Sancti Spíritus Province is sub-divided into 8 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Cabaiguán 67,224 597
Fomento 33,528 471
Jatibonico 42,708 276
La Sierpe 16,937 1,035
Sancti Spíritus 133,843 1,151 Provincial capital
Taguasco 36,365 518
Trinidad 73,466 1,155
Yaguajay 58,938 1,032

Santiago de Cuba Province

Santiago de Cuba Province is sub-divided into 9 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Contramaestre 101,832 610.3
Guama 35,516 964.6
Mella 33,667 335.2
Palma Soriano 124,585 845.8
San Luis 88,496 498
Santiago de Cuba 472,255 1,023.8 Provincial capital
Segundo Frente 40,885 540 Mayarí Arriba
Songo-La Maya 100,287 721 La Maya
Tercer Frente 30,457 364 Cruce de los Baños

Villa Clara Province

Villa Clara Province is sub-divided into 13 municipalities.

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Caibarién 38,064 212
Camajuaní 63,544 614
Cifuentes 33,391 512
Corralillo 27,571 843
Encrucijada 33,641 345
Manicaragua 73,370 1,063
Placetas 71,837 601
Quemado de Güines 22,590 338
Ranchuelo 59,062 556
Remedios 46,482 560
Sagua la Grande 56,097 661
Santa Clara 237,581 514 Provincial capital
Santo Domingo 53,840 883

Municipal maps

The maps below show the municipal subdivision of each province, in yellow, within Cuba. Each provincial capital is shown in red.

Note:

^1Exceptions related to the provinces shown only in red: Havana is a city-province, and shows also its 15 municipal boroughs. Isla de la Juventud is a special (and single) municipality having provincial level.

See also

References

  1. ^ Fifth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names, Vol. II, published by the United Nations, New York, 1991
  2. ^ Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Español). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 

External links

  • Statoids
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