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Encyclopedia > Matanzas Province
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Capital: Matanzas
Area: 11,802.72km²
Inhabitants: 675,980 (2004)
Population Density: 57.27 per km²
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Location of Matanzas Province

Matanzas is one of the provinces of Cuba. Major towns in the province include Cárdenas, Jovellanos and the capital of the same name, Matanzas. The resort town of Varadero is also located in this province. Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban Province Matanzas. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1068x409, 178 KB) Location of Matanzas Province, Cuba File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba Matanzas Province Matanzas Martí, Cuba ... Provinces of Cuba Cuba consists of 14 provinces, plus one special municipality. ... Cárdenas (San Juan de Dios de Cárdenas) is a town in Matanzas Province, Cuba, about 150 km (75 mi) east of Havana. ... Location of Jovellanos, Cuba Jovellanos is a city and municipality at the center of Matanzas Province in Cuba. ... Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban Province Matanzas. ... , Aerial photo of Varadero Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. ...


The second largest in Cuba, Matanzas province is largely flat, with its highest point (Pan de Matanzas) at only 380m above sea level. For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


The north coast has numerous small cays of its coast, and scrubland and mangroves near the shoreline. A cay (also spelled key, but both are pronounced alike as key [IPA /ki:/]) is a small, low island consisting mostly of sand or coral. ... Scrubland is an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. ...


The southern coast has one of Cuba's most distinctive features: an enormous marsh, Ciénaga de Zapata that covers both the southern part of the province and the peninsula of the same name. East of the peninsula lies the Bay of Pigs, the site of the failed US backed invasion. Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, cat tails, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... The Bay of Pigs (Spanish: Bahía de Cochinos) is a bay on the southern coast of the Matanzas Province in Cuba. ... Combatants Cuban militia Cuban exiles trained by the US Commanders Fidel Castro, Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez Grayston Lynch Pepe San Roman Erneido Oliva Strength 51,000 1,500 Casualties 2,200; estimated 115 dead 1,189 captured Cuban poster warning before invasion showing a soldier armed with an RPD machine gun. ...


Of Cuba's provinces, Matanzas is one of the most industrialised, with petroleum wells, refineries, supertanker facilities, and 21 sugar mills to process the harvests of the fields of sugarcane in the province. Industrialisation (or industrialization) or an industrial revolution (in general, with lowercase letters) is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state . ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... A supertanker is an unofficial nickname that applies to a certain class of tanker ship built to transport very large quantities of liquids; in practice this typically refers to crude oil. ... Magnification of typical sugar In non-scientific use, the term sugar means sucrose, also called table sugar or saccharose, a white crystalline solid disaccharide. ... Hay bales after harvest in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany In agriculture, harvesting is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions...


Municipalities

  1. Agramonte
  2. Alacranes
  3. Arcos de Canasí
  4. Bolondrón
  5. Cárdenas
  6. Carlos Rojas
  7. Colón
  8. Guamacaro
  9. Jagüey Grande
  10. Jovellanos
  11. Juan Gualberto Gómez
  12. Los Arabos
  13. Manguito
  14. Martí
  15. Matanzas
  16. Máximo Gómez
  17. Pedro Betancourt
  18. Perico
  19. San Antonio de Cabezas
  20. San José de los Ramos
  21. Santa Ana (Cidra)
  22. Unión de Reyes
  23. Varadero

Arcos de Canasí is a small town and municipality in the west of the Matanzas Province of Cuba. ... Cárdenas (San Juan de Dios de Cárdenas) is a town in Matanzas Province, Cuba, about 150 km (75 mi) east of Havana. ... Location of Colón, Cuba Colón is a municipality and town in the west of the Matanzas Province, Cuba. ... Location of Jovellanos, Cuba Jovellanos is a city and municipality at the center of Matanzas Province in Cuba. ... Los Arabos is a town and municipality in the Matanzas Province of Cuba, located 200km east of Havana. ... , Martí is a town and municipality in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. ... Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban Province Matanzas. ... Máximo Gómez is a town and municipality in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. ... , Aerial photo of Varadero Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. ...

References

    • Cuba Demographycs

    External links

    • Provincial portal
    • Casa particular - bed and breakfast in Matanzas

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    Matanzas - LoveToKnow 1911 (665 words)
    Matanzas is frequently mentioned in the annals of the 16th and 17th centuries, when its bay was frequented by buccaneers; but the city was not laid out until 1693.
    The mulatto poet, Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdes, known as Placido (1809-1844), was born in Matanzas, and was executed there for participation in the supposed conspiracy of negroes in 1844, which is one of the most famous episodes in Cuban history.
    Iluro), a seaport of north-eastern Spain, in the province of Barcelona, on the Mediterranean Sea and the Barcelona-Perpignan railway.
    Cuba-Junky | Matanzas City (732 words)
    Matanzas grew around a large bay, well protected by a solid network of fotresses the most important of which can still be visited and admired today.
    The first person to play a Danzon at the Matanzas Lyceum was young clarinet player Miguel Failde Perez, who on the 1st of January, 1879, directed his typical band of wind instruments, playing his composition called Las alturas de Simpson (Simpson Heights), which is a very popular neighborhood in that city founded in 1693.
    Perched on the western side of the Matanzas bay, it was acompleted in 1734 with the aim of protecting trade in the area, while also guarding the eastern flank of Havana against pirate attacks.
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