Fomento municipality (red) within
Sancti Spíritus Province (yellow) and Cuba

Location of Fomento in Cuba

Coordinates: 22°06′19″N 79°43′13″W / 22.10528°N 79.72028°W / 22.10528; -79.72028Coordinates: 22°06′19″N 79°43′13″W / 22.10528°N 79.72028°W / 22.10528; -79.72028
Country  Cuba
Province Sancti Spíritus
Founded 1864[1]
Established 1933 (Municipality
  Total 471 km2 (182 sq mi)
Elevation 125 m (410 ft)
Population (2004)[3]
  Total 33,528
  Density 71.2/km2 (184/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-41

Fomento is a town and municipality in the Sancti Spíritus Province of Cuba. It was founded in 1864.[1]


The municipality is divided into the barrios of Fomento (municipal seat) and the village of Jíquimas.[1] Until 1976 the villages of Juan Bravo and Güinía de Miranda were part of Fomento, when they passed in the new province of Villa Clara, as part of the municipality of Manicaragua.


In 2004, the municipality of Fomento had a population of 33,528.[3] With a total area of 471 km2 (182 sq mi),[2] it has a population density of 71.2/km2 (184/sq mi).


MLB All-Star Kendrys Morales was born in Fomento but spent the majority of his formative years in Havana.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Fomento" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  2. 1 2 Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-07.
  3. 1 2 (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07.

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