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Contramaestre, Cuba

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20°18'00"N
076°15'02"W
Country
 Cuba
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Contramaestre (Spanish for "boatswain") is a Cuban town and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province.

Geography

The municipality is located in the western part of the province, neighboring the provinces of Granma and Holguín; and borders with the municipalities of Jiguaní, Urbano Noris, Palma Soriano and Tercer Frente. It includes the villages of Altos de Ventas, Anacahuita, America Libre, Baire, El Naranjo, Guaninao, La Maritonia, Laguna Blanca, Los Negros, Los Pasos, Maffo, Palo Seco, Pino de Baire, Pueblo Nuevo and Xavier.

Demographics

In 2004, municipal population of Contramaestre was of 101,832, of which 44,752 in the town. With a total area of 610 km2 (240 sq mi), it has a population density of 166.9/km2 (432/sq mi). Contramaestre is known as the land of citric.

Infrastructure

Main Hospital: Orlando Pantoja Tamayo (22.July.1988) Elementary Schools: Jose de la Luz y Caballero. Semi-internado: Orlando Pantoja T. Secondary Schools: Pepito Tey. Rodolfo Rodríguez Public Library: Luz Berta Sánchez.
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