Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos Province

 

Cienfuegos Province

 
Country Cuba
Capital Cienfuegos
Area[1]
 • Total 4,186.60 km2 (1,616.5 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 405,481
 • Density 96.9/km2 (250.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-43

Cienfuegos 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.

Cienfuegos is the smallest province in Cuba 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.

Municipalities

 

Municipality Popolation (2004) Area  (km²) Locayion Remarks
Abreus 30330 564 22°16′50″N80°34′4″W / 22.28056°N 80.56778°O / 22.28056; -80.56778 (Abreus)  
Aguada de Pasajeros 31687 680 22°23′5″N80°50′46″W / 22.38472°N 80.84611°O / 22.38472; -80.84611 (Aguada de Pasajeros)  
Cienfuegos 163824 333 22°08′45″N80°26′11″W / 22.14583°N 80.43639°O / 22.14583; -80.43639 (Cienfuegos) Provincial Capital
Cruces 32139 198 22°20′32″N80°16′34″W / 22.34222°N 80.27611°O / 22.34222; -80.27611 (Cruces)  
Cumanayagua 51435 1099 22°09′9″N80°12′4″W / 22.1525°N 80.20111°O / 22.1525; -80.20111 (Cumanayagua)  
Lajas 22602 430 22°24′59″N80°17′26″W / 22.41639°N 80.29056°O / 22.41639; -80.29056 (Lajas)  
Palmira 33153 318 22°14′40″N80°23′39″W / 22.24444°N 80.39417°O / 22.24444; -80.39417 (Palmira)  
Rodas 33477 552 22°20′34″N80°33′19″W / 22.34278°N 80.55528°O / 22.34278; -80.55528 (Rodas)  

 

Demographics

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