Baracoa. General information
Official name: Municipio Baracoa.
Historical name: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa
Population (2002): 81,256 inhabitants
Annual Rainfall: 1,600mm
Average temperatura: 25-28 degrees centigrade
Humidity: from 85% upwards
Total area: 976,4 square kilometres, of which 95 % is mountainous
Bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the municipalities of Imias and San Antonio del Sur, to the east by Maisi and to the west by Yateras and Moa.
Baracoa is an Indian word meaning ‘beside the sea’