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Coordinates: 21 ° 16 ′  N , 77 ° 50 ′  W

Map: Cuba

Jimaguayú is a municipality and a city in the Cuban province of Camagüey . It is located between Vertientes and Guáimaro .


Despite its small size, the community played an important role in the history of Cuba : from September 13 to 16, 1895 , a gathering of the Cuban revolutionaries met there to give the aspired republic a constitution. General Máximo Gómez suggested this historic site because it was here that General Ignacio Agramonte fell for independence in 1873 .

After additional troops had been assigned to protect the Mambises , the "Revolutionary Parliament" under the leadership of Gaspar Betancourt could begin work. According to tradition, people gathered in a simple "bohio", which is a name for a simple accommodation made of palm leaves .

Like its predecessor in 1873, the Jimaguayú constitution established a centralistically governed republic , which, however, unlike the old one, combined the judiciary and executive in one state body. This should increase the pace of government work, a lesson from the Long War of 1868-1878.


In 2004 the municipality of Jimaguayú had 21,169 inhabitants. With a total area of ​​799 km², the city has a population density of 26.9 inhabitants / km².

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  3. ^ Statoids: Municipios of Cuba . Retrieved October 5, 2007.