Banes is a municipality and city in the Holgu�n Province of Cuba.
The name comes from the inhabitants Taino language word Bani, meaning "valley".
In 2004, the municipality of Banes had a population of 81,274. With a total area of 781 km2 (302 sq mi), it has a population density of 104.1 /km (270 /sq mi).
The municipality is divided into the barrios of Angeles, Berros, Ca�ad�n, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, nuevo Banes, Oeste, Retrete, R�o Seco, Sam� (includes Guardalavaca), Marcan�, Veguitas and Yaguajay.
Fulgencio Batista was born in the city of Banes.
Hurricane Ike made landfall here as a Category 4 hurricane on the evening of September 7, 2008, causing great losses of property