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Placetas

(pläsā`täs), city (1994 est. pop. 42,000), Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. Tobacco processing is the city's chief industry. Placetas is located on a major highway and serves as a railroad center. The city was founded in 1867.

Placetas

 

a city in the central part of Cuba. Population, 32,300 (1970). Placetas has food-processing, tobacco, leather-goods (including footwear), and garment industries. It also has enterprises that produce building materials. There are sugarcane and tobacco plantations in the city’s outskirts. [19—1895—4]

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Project Description: This project will be developed in areas of Cooperatives of Credit and Services Strengthened (CCSF) Nicetas Perez and Carlos SimEn CCS in the town Placetas province of Villa Clara
In September 1928 and on farmland where it still stands--close to the town of Placetas, in the very center of the island--the Seminario Evangelico "Los Pinos Nuevos" (The New Pines) was born.
Towns such as Mantua (Pinar del Rio), Santa Cruz del Norte (Mayabeque), Manicaragua (Villa Clara), Aguada de Pasajeros (Cienfuegos), Jaguey Grande (Matanzas) and Placetas and Fomento (Sancti Spiritus) are already involved under the supervision of Cuba-Energia (Centro de Gestion de la Informacion y Desarrollo de la Energia).
7 million is allocated to finance the Las Placetas hydroelectric project.
Two of them -- Iris Tamara Perez Aguilera and Jorge Luis Garcia Perez -- were detained in the Cuban town of Placetas on Tuesday when they joined a peaceful meeting of the Rosa Parks Women's Movement for Civil Rights.
During several centuries the Spanish settlers, and later on the small companies, developed underground or rudimentary mining in the Holguin, Guaimaro-Jobabo, Placetas and Isla de la Juventud areas, which were interrupted by different economical and historical factors.
Project Description: The project will be implemented in 3 municipal cooperatives Placetas, Reinaldo Cepeda CCS, CCS and CPA Guiteras Antonio Rafael Santana, and responds to the policy of Local Development Programme territory related to the environment and energy, specifically to actions aimed at sustainable production of great importance to it and for the life of families and communities.
Other key cities and towns: Placetas and Sagua la Grande (nearly 41,000 people each); Caibarien (32,700); Manicaragua and Camajuani (23,000 each); Remedios (18,600); Santo Domingo (16,200); Ranchuelo (16,800); Vueltas and Esperanza (12,000 each); Quemado de Guines (10,400), and Encrucijada (10,300).
He also mentioned the construction of the Pinalito (50MW), Palomino (80MW) and Las Placetas (87MW) hydroelectric plants that will improve energy production, and spoke of efforts to replace 13 million light bulbs, which could save the energy sector 170MW of power per month.
Project Description: Use of pig manure as a renewable energy source in three rural communities in the watershed Zaza Placetas municipality.
Garcia lives in the town of Placetas in Villa Clara province.
Armando Garcia, chief of operations for the Geominera del Centro Co, said the gold mine is located in the municipality of Placetas and the copper-zinc mine in Manicaragua.