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GUINES

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 697 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GUINES, a town in the interior of Havana province, Cuba, about 30 m. S.E. of Havana. Pop. (1907) 8053. It is situated on a plain, in the midst of a rich plantation district, chiefly devoted to the cultivation of tobacco. The first railway in Cuba was built from Havana to Guines between 1835 and 1838. One of the very few good highways of the island also connects Guines with the capital. The pueblo of Guines, which was built on a great private estate of the same name, dates back to about 1735. The church dates from r85o. Guines became a " villa " in 1814, and was destroyed by fire in 1817.
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