Guanajay is a town in
Province in western
Cuba, located about southwest of Havana.
lies among hills and has an excellent climate; in colonial times it
was an acclimatization station for newly-arrived troops from
Guanajay's Central Park in 1932
It later became well known as a health
resort. It was founded in 1781. It was part of the province of
Pinar del Río
the Cuban Revolution
The country surrounding Guanajay is a fertile sugarcane
region, and historically it has been an important distributing
point in the commerce of the western end of the island. Guanajay
was an ancient pueblo
of considerable size
and importance as early as the end of the 18th century.
In 2004, the municipality of Guanajay had a population of 28,429.
With a total area of , it has a population density of .