Jiguaní

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Location
20°22'23"N
076°25'19"W
Country
 Cuba
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Description

Jiguaní (Spanish pronunciation: [xiɣwaˈni]) is a town and municipality in the Granma Province of Cuba. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Bayamo, the provincial capital.

Overview

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Babiney, Baire, Bijagual, La Villa, Los Negros, Maffo, Rihito and Santa Rita.The name "Jiguaní" is of Taíno origin, and means "height of the river". The town of Jiguaní was a stronghold and a starting point in the independence war of 1895.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Jiguaní had a population of 60,320. With a total area of 646 km2 (249 sq mi), it has a population density of 93.4/km2 (242/sq mi).
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