Camagüey Province

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Camagüey Province
Province of Cuba
Santa Lucia Beach
Santa Lucia Beach
Camaguey in Cuba.svg
Country Cuba
Capital Camagüey
Area[1]
 • Total 15,413.82 km2 (5,951.31 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 782,458
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-32
Website Portal Camagüey

Camagüey (Spanish pronunciation: [kamaˈɣwej]) is the largest of the provinces of Cuba. Its capital is Camagüey. Other towns include Florida and Nuevitas.

Geography[edit]

Camagüey is mostly low lying, with no major hills or mountain ranges passing through the province. Numerous large cays (including what used to be one of Fidel Castro's favourite fishing spots; the Archipiélago Jardines de la Reina) characterize the southern coasts, while the northern coast is lined by Jardines del Rey of the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago.

Sandy beaches are found on both coasts also, and despite a large potential for tourism, the province has seen little development in that area with the exception of Santa Lucía beach, on the province's North coast.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the Camagüey province is primarily cattle and sugar (in the north and south) farming, and the province is known for its cowboy culture, with rodeos frequently held. Chickens and rice are also farmed, and a small citrus fruit industry exists. The capital city also has one of the few breweries on the island.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Camagüey 324,921 1,106 21°23′2″N 77°54′26″W / 21.38389°N 77.90722°W / 21.38389; -77.90722 (Camagüey) Provincial capital
Carlos M. de Céspedes 25,707 653 21°34′37″N 78°16′39″W / 21.57694°N 78.27750°W / 21.57694; -78.27750 (Carlos M. de Cespedes)
Esmeralda 29,953 1,480 21°51′22″N 78°06′40″W / 21.85611°N 78.11111°W / 21.85611; -78.11111 (Esmeralda)
Florida 73,612 1,800 21°31′46″N 78°13′21″W / 21.52944°N 78.22250°W / 21.52944; -78.22250 (Florida)
Guáimaro 57,086 1,847 21°03′32″N 77°20′52″W / 21.05889°N 77.34778°W / 21.05889; -77.34778 (Guáimaro)
Jimaguayú 21,169 799 21°16′0″N 77°49′49″W / 21.26667°N 77.83028°W / 21.26667; -77.83028 (Jimaguayú)
Minas 38,517 1,015 21°29′22″N 77°36′17″W / 21.48944°N 77.60472°W / 21.48944; -77.60472 (Minas)
Najasa 16,470 921 21°05′2″N 77°44′49″W / 21.08389°N 77.74694°W / 21.08389; -77.74694 (Najasa)
Nuevitas 44,882 415 21°32′25″N 77°15′52″W / 21.54028°N 77.26444°W / 21.54028; -77.26444 (Nuevitas)
Santa Cruz del Sur 51,335 1,122 20°43′10″N 77°59′27″W / 20.71944°N 77.99083°W / 20.71944; -77.99083 (Santa Cruz del Sur)
Sibanicú 31,117 736 21°14′21″N 77°31′15″W / 21.23917°N 77.52083°W / 21.23917; -77.52083 (Sibanicú)
Sierra de Cubitas 18,589 549 21°43′59″N 77°46′14″W / 21.73306°N 77.77056°W / 21.73306; -77.77056 (Sierra de Cubitas)
Vertientes 53,299 2,005 21°15′26″N 78°08′56″W / 21.25722°N 78.14889°W / 21.25722; -78.14889 (Vertientes)
Source: Population from 2004 Census.[2] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población". Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010. 
  2. ^ Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 

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