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Santa Cruz del Norte

Santa Cruz del Norte is a town and municipality in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. Before 2011 it was part of La Habana Province. It is located on the north shore, between the cities of Havana and Matanzas, at the mouth of the Santa Cruz River.OverviewThe town was founded in 1800, being a fishing community at that time, and achieved municipality status in 1931.This is the main home of the Havana Club rum distillery; all dark varieties being produced in Santa Cruz del Norte. The distillery can be visited as part of a tour.Other industries in the municipality include power generation, oil extraction and fishing.GeographyThe municipality is divided into the consejos populares of Santa Cruz del Norte and the villages of Boca de Jaruco, Jibacoa, El Fraile, Arcos de Canasí, El Comino, La Sierra, Hershey, Loma del Tanque, El Rubio and Paula. A spur of the Hershey Electric Railway connects the town to Matanzas. This is used mainly by diesel powered freight trains.
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