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Ciénaga de Zapata

Municipality in Matanzas, Cuba / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ciénaga de Zapata is one of 14 municipalities of the Matanzas Province, Cuba, and the municipal seat is located at Playa Larga, at the northern end of the Bahia de Cochinos ("Bay of Pigs"). A large part of the municipality is protected as the Zapata Swamp.

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Ciénaga de Zapata
Zapata Swamp
Playa Larga
The Great Swamp municipality (red) within
Matanzas Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 22°17′N 81°13′W
CountryCuba
ProvinceMatanzas
SeatPlaya Larga
Area
  Total4,162 km2 (1,607 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
  Total8,611
  Density2/km2 (5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code+53-52
Websitehttps://www.cenagueros.gob.cu/es/
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It is the largest municipality of Cuba with 4,162 km2.[1]

Among the villages included in the municipal territory, one of the most famous is Playa Girón, site of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. Other villages are Bermejas, Buenaventura, Caleta del Rosario, Caleta Sábalo, El Jiquí, El Maíz, El Rincón, Guamá, Guasasa, Helechal, La Ceiba, La Florestal, La Salina, Maneadero, Palpite, Playa Maceo, Playa Maquina, San Blás, San Lázaro, Santo Tomás and Sopillar.

In 2004, the municipality of Cienaga de Zapata had a population of 8,611.[2] With a total area of 4,162 km2 (1,607 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi).