For the Maya archaeological site in Guatemala see Bejucal (Mesoamerican site)
Bejucal (Mesoamerican site)
Bejucal is a Maya archaeological site in the Petén Department of Guatemala. It is located northeast of El Zotz and was subservient to that city...

Bejucal is a municipality and city in the Mayabeque Province
Mayabeque Province
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 of Cuba
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. It borders to the north Boyeros
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; to the east with San José de las Lajas; to the south with Quivicán; and on the west with San Antonio de los Baños
San Antonio de los Baños
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. It was founded in 1874. It is well known as the terminal station of the first railroad built in Cuba and Latin America in 1831. It also hosts one of the most popular and traditional carnival fest in Cuba: "Charangas de Bejucal".


In 2004, the municipality of Bejucal had a population of 25,425. With a total area of 120 km² (46.3 sq mi), it has a population density of 211.9 /km2.

The municipality is divided into the barrio
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s of Bejucal, Beltrán, Cuatro Caminos, Rancho Recreo, Buenaventura, Caguazo and Río Hondo.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Bejucal include:
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    , actor, was born and lived here until the age of five.
  • Albio Sires
    Albio Sires
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    , Member of the United States House of Representatives
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    from .
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