About Banes

Banes is a municipality and city in the Holguín 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, Cañadón, Durruthy, Este, Flores, Macabi, Mulas, nuevo Banes, Oeste, Retrete, Río Seco, Samá (includes Guardalavaca), Marcané, 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