It is one of the 11 municipalities that make up the province Mayabeque. On November 8, 1961, it was declared "First Territory Free of Illiteracy in Cuba and Latin America", a municipality that also contributed 400 Brigadistas Conrado Benítez to other provinces and among them was the martyr of the Literacy Campaign, Alberto Herrera Prado, who died with only 12 years, when crossing the Jiguaní river. Currently the literacy room of the Municipal Museum bears his name.

The municipality Melena del Sur is located in the South of the province Mayabeque. It limits with San José de las Lajas by the North; with the Güines by the East; The Broa Creek in the South and the municipality of Batabanó in the West. It covers an area of 226.5 Km2.

Municipal head and main population settlements

Neighborhoods of Melena del Sur from 1920

Village of Guara, Costa de Guara, Lechuga, San Julián, Navío, Ruiz, Melena, Coast of Melena, Bayazo, Charcas, Ponce.

Habitants

20 853 inhabitants

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