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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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Municipio situado al norte de la provincia de Villa Clara, con 7 limites geograficos: al norte con el Oceano Atlantico, al este con Caibarien y Remedios, al oeste con Santa Clara, Cifuentes y Encrucijada y al Sur con Santa Clara y Placetas. Tiene una extension territorial de 612.88 [km.sup.2], con el 7% del territorio provincial.
Nacido en Placetas, provincia de Villa Clara,en 1960, Miguel Diaz-Canel se graduo en 1982 como ingeniero en electronica.
* Nacio en la comunidad de Placetas, el 20 de abril de 1960, un ano despues del triunfo de la Revolucion.
Izquierda: Manto de la UTE Placetas con sellos locales del Cretacico Tardio y serpentinitas alteradas.
This new basin, the Arrayan basin (Fig 10d and 11a), hosted the turbiditic series of the Arrayan Formation (Agua Dulce Metaturbidites and Puerto Manso formations) on its western side and platform deposits on its eastern side, which at the latitude of the study area are the Las Placetas beds (Reutter, 1974) and the Hurtado Formation (Mpodozis and Cornejo, 1988).
In 1923 a friend of his father's gave him a piece of barren land in Jagueyes (southeast of Placetas), suspecting that his new "fanatical religion" was an indication that his mental health was failing and that all that would happen was that the land would be cleared of brush and thorns.
Segun municipios, los mas envejecidos son Plaza de la Revolucion con un 26,4 %, Placetas con un 24,3 % y Union de Reyes con un 23,7 %.
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).
El mismo esta ubicado en la linea de ferrocarril que une a las ciudades de Santa Clara y Placetas (a 7 km de la primera).
Ocho dias despues, cerca de la medianoche del martes 5 de febrero, el sacerdote catolico Jose Flores Preciado, de 83 anos, fue encontrado por dos seminaristas malherido en el interior del templo dedicado a Cristo Rey, en la colonia Placetas de la ciudad de Colima.
Se crearon en los municipios de Fomento, Placetas y Jatibonico, para dar respuesta a los problemas energeticos identificados en esas localidades.