Kilo 9

Kilo 9

Kilo 9 is a village in the Ciego de Ávila Province of Cuba.

Geography

Kilo 9 is located in the northwest plain of Chambas Municipality which covers over .

It is bordered by:

  • on the east, by Loma de Cunagua,
  • on the west, by Alturas de Florencia
  • on the north by Nauyu Bay
  • on the south by Alturas de Pina

One small river crosses nearby; the Rio Del Calvario (40 km) which runs from the Lake of Virgil to the Milky Lake (Moron).

Economy

Mostly based on sugar cane plantation, and cattle.

History

Kilo 9 is a small village in the center north of Cuba. 26 km from Moron. It was established around 1930's by the Fallas -Gutierrez sugar company when an 18 kilometers railroad was built across, which runs from Adelaida Sugar mill (Fallas) to the Port of Chicola. There was placed a sugar cane loader crane, pulled by bulls, to transfer cane from animal-drawn carriages to railroad wagons. It took the name of Kilo 9 since the crane was located at the Kilometer mark 9. The first inhabitants were Haitian and Jamaican immigrants who worked in the sugar cane plantations. During the Castro revolution in 1964, 100 modern houses were built. Electricity arrived in 1965 and new machinery replaced the previous agricultural system including the replacement of the crane by a huge cane processing station powered by electricity. The village was destroyed by hurricane Kate on November 20 1985. Today it is an inhospitable place roamed only by cattle. Nearby villages are Kilo 12, Jucaral, Kilo 8, San Juan, La Teresa, Ceiba.
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