Unión de Reyes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Unión de Reyes, Cuba)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Unión de Reyes
Unión de Reyes municipality (red) within Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Unión de Reyes municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′1″N 81°32′14″W / 22.80028°N 81.53722°W / 22.80028; -81.53722Coordinates: 22°48′1″N 81°32′14″W / 22.80028°N 81.53722°W / 22.80028; -81.53722
CountryCuba
ProvinceMatanzas
Founded1844[1]
EstablishedJuly 1, 1879
Area
 • Total856 km2 (331 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2004)[3]
 • Total40,022
 • Density46.8/km2 (121/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-52

Unión de Reyes is a municipality and town in the Matanzas Province of Cuba. It is located in the western part of the province, 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Matanzas, the provincial capital.

History[edit]

Unión de Reyes was founded in 1844,[1] and it was established as a municipality on July 1, 1879. Its name derives from Unión en el Punto de Reyes, so named for its location at a railway junction.[4]

Geography[edit]

The municipality, originally divided into the barrios of Iglesia and Unión,[1] is divided into 9 consejos populares (i.e. "people's councils"): the town of Unión de Reyes and the villages of Alacranes, Bermejas, Cabezas, Cidra, Estante, Juan Ávila, Juan G. Gómez and Puerto Rico.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of Unión de Reyes had a population of 40,022.[3] With a total area of 856 km2 (331 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 46.8/km2 (121/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Guije.com. "Unión de Reyes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  4. ^ Municipalities in Matanzas. "Unión de Reyes". Archived from the original on March 10, 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Geography of Unión de Reyes on EcuRed

External links[edit]