Grito de Yara

Yara, Cuba

Yara is a small town and municipality in the Granma Province of Cuba, located halfway between the cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo, in the Gulf of Guacanayabo. Yara means "place" in the Taíno language.

It was established as a municipality in 1912, when Manzanillo was split up.

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Yara, Yara Arriba, Coco, Caboa, Cabagán, Calambrosio and Canabacoa.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Yara had a population of 59,415. With a total area of , it has a population density of .

See also

On October 10, 1868, the beginning of the "Ten Year's War" in Cuba occurred and is known as El Grito de Yara (The Cry of Yara) and is the beginning of the First Cuban War of Independence.

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