Cienfuegos Province

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Cienfuegos Province
Province of Cuba
Cienfuegos in Cuba.svg
Country Cuba
Capital Cienfuegos
 • Total 4,186.60 km2 (1,616.46 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 405,481
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-43

Cienfuegos (Spanish pronunciation: [sjemˈfweɣos]) is one of the provinces of Cuba. The capital city of the province is also called Cienfuegos and was founded by French settlers in 1819.


Until 2011 Cienfuegos was the smallest province in Cuba (excluding the city of Havana and the Isla de la Juventud) with an economy almost entirely dedicated to the growing and processing of sugar. Sugar mills and sugarcane plantations dot the landscape. There are waterfalls in the sierra of the province.

Scuba diving off Cienfuegos province is extremely popular both with tourists and locals. There are numerous underwater caves, and well over 50 dive sites in the province.

The provinces of Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, and Villa Clara were once all part of the now defunct province of Santa Clara.


Municipality Population
Location Remarks
Abreus 30,330 564 22°16′50″N 80°34′4″W / 22.28056°N 80.56778°W / 22.28056; -80.56778 (Abreus)
Aguada de Pasajeros 31,687 680 22°23′5″N 80°50′46″W / 22.38472°N 80.84611°W / 22.38472; -80.84611 (Aguada de Pasajeros)
Cienfuegos 163,824 333 22°08′45″N 80°26′11″W / 22.14583°N 80.43639°W / 22.14583; -80.43639 (Cienfuegos) Provincial capital
Cruces 32,139 198 22°20′32″N 80°16′34″W / 22.34222°N 80.27611°W / 22.34222; -80.27611 (Cruces)
Cumanayagua 51,435 1,099 22°09′9″N 80°12′4″W / 22.15250°N 80.20111°W / 22.15250; -80.20111 (Cumanayagua)
Lajas 22,602 430 22°24′59″N 80°17′26″W / 22.41639°N 80.29056°W / 22.41639; -80.29056 (Lajas)
Palmira 33,153 318 22°14′40″N 80°23′39″W / 22.24444°N 80.39417°W / 22.24444; -80.39417 (Palmira)
Rodas 33,477 552 22°20′34″N 80°33′19″W / 22.34278°N 80.55528°W / 22.34278; -80.55528 (Rodas)
Source: Population from 2004 Census.[2] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[3]


In 2004, the province of Cienfuegos had a population of 398,647.[2] With a total area of 4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi),[4] the province had a population density of 95.37/km2 (247.0/sq mi).


  1. ^ a b "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población" (PDF). Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010. 
  2. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "atenas" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  4. ^ Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-02. 

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