|— Province of Cuba —
||San José de las Lajas
||San José de las Lajas, Jaruco, Santa Cruz del Norte, Madruga, Nueva Paz, Güines, Melena del Sur, Quivicán, Batabanó, San Nicolás de Bari, Bejucal
| • Total
||3,732.73 km2 (1,441.22 sq mi)
| • Total
| • Density
||2 ( 260/sq mi)
Mayabeque Province is one of two new provinces in Cuba, whose creation was approved by the Cuban National Assembly (August 1, 2010) by splitting former La Habana province.
Mayabeque is made up of the 11 eastern municipalities of the former La Habana province, with the capital in San José de las Lajas. Mayabeque Province is named after the Mayabeque River (the largest in this territory) as well as the south shore of Mayabeque beach, the place believed to be the original Havana village (San Cristóbal de La Habana) that was founded in 1514.
Thus, the new province became the smallest (excluding Havana city province) and least populated province in the country. The new provinces were enforced in January 1, 2011.
Mayabeque's economy is based on agriculture (potatoes, fruits, vegetables, sugar cane) and livestock farming, particularly milk production. It also has a relevant industry sector, mainly in San José de las Lajas and Santa Cruz del Norte (building materials, electrical cables, rubber industry, glass vessels and ceramics, food processing, paper processing, sugar mills, two large rum factories (Havana Club brand), biopharmaceuticals (in Bejucal), fishing products, power plants and oil and gas extraction). It also has important scientific institutions and a university in the field of agricultural science.
Municipalities of Mayabeque Province 
Map of Mayabeque Province
Road map of Mayabeque Province
|San José de las Lajas
|Santa Cruz del Norte
|Melena del Sur
Source: Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas e Instituto de Planificación Física/2010 
The most populated cities are Güines (42 000 hab.) and San José de las Lajas (37 000 hab.)
External links 
Media related to Province of Mayabeque at Wikimedia Commons
Coordinates: 22°58′5″N 82°09′21″W / 22.96806°N 82.15583°W