Birán

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Location
20°31'48"N
075°53'44"W
Country
 Cuba
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Birán is a village in Holguín Province of Cuba, hamlet and consejo popular of Cueto, best known as the birthplace of Ramón, Fidel, and Raúl Castro. Their father owned a 23,000 acre (93 km²) plantation there.

History

Until the 1976 municipal reform, the village was part of the neighboring municipality of Mayarí.A farm in Birán was the birthplace of former Cuban revolutionary and leader Fidel Castro.

Geography

It is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south-west of Mayarí and 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) south of Cueto, in the foothills of the Nipe Mountains (Sierra de Nipe).
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