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“Like the Moron rooster: Without feathers but crowing”, is the phrase that identify city of Moron.

The city borders the county of Bolivia to the east, on the west there is Chambas, border north with the Old Canal of the Bahamas and south of the municipality of Ciro Redondo. It has a territorial extension of 615.1 square kilometers with a population of 62 932 inhabitants and its main economic activities are citrus, cattle, sugar cane and tourism.

The official foundation of Moron was held on May 24th, 1543 and their first populations were families that migrated from Sancti Spiritus and sailors that navigated along the northern coast looking for adventures and fortunes. In 1869 Moron was given the title of Villa, years later on January 24th, 1919, it reached its category of first class municipality and passed to the status of City.

Moron is also known as the “City of Roosters”, baptized by its population that inhabited the region during the 16th century, from an area called Moron de la Frontera, in Seville, Spain and where the famous legend of Roosters “without feathers and crowing” came from. Around 1950 a monument of the famous Moron Rooster was built in the city which was destroyed and substituted in 1982 by a bronze statue by sculptor Rita Longa and Armando Alonso. This statue has the curiosity which is that it emits a sound imitating a rooster from 6am and 6pm. It is located at the entrance of the city.

In the extreme north of the city you can find the Ignacio Agramonte Park and a Catholic Church, which is the oldest construction still standing in the city and is the only one in the country that has an almond shape tower; the structure of the Reguero Theater, piece that despite its antiquity was never concluded. These buildings were the first that were lifted in Moron. We must also highlight the Railway Station constructed in 1923, the Jose Antonio Echeverria Park and the Madre Park (mother’s Park) dedicated to mothers and inaugurated in 1951.

You find the Leche Lagoon (Milk Lagoon)  in this municipality, which is the largest natural reservoir in the country with 67.2 square kilometres. Its waters have a white tone due to the excess of calcium carbonate found in its shores and it’s dragged by the breeze to the waters. The place is a natural beauty and has a variety of flora and fauna.

The Leche Lagoon is the site of the Water Carnaval that is celebrated each year and which constitutes very unique festival where beautiful decorated vessels symbolizes different parts of the region. Its first edition was held in the mid 1950’s and continues today making this event very attractive for the population of this territory as well as foreigners that visit the city.

A few kilometres from the city you can find the La Trocha de Jucaro which was constructed by the Spanish during the first war of independence in the 19th century to avoid the advances of the Cuban troops lead by Máximo Gómez.

 
 
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