Camagüey

Camagüey Province

 

Camagüey Province

 

Country

Cuba

Capital

Camagüey
Area

 • Total

15,413.82 km2 (5,951.3 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)

 • Total

782,458
 • Density 50.8/km2 (131.5/sq mi)

Time zone

EST (UTC-5)

Area code(s)

+53-32

Website

Portal Camagüey

Camagüey is the largest of the provinces of Cuba. Its capital is Camagüey. Other towns include Florida and Nuevitas. Geography

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

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

Municipality

Popolation(2004)

Area (km²)

Location

Remarks

Camagüey 324921 1106 21°23′2″N77°54′26″W / 21.38389°N 77.90722°O / 21.38389; -77.90722 (Camagüey) Provincial Capital
Carlos M. de Cespedes 25707 653 21°34′37″N78°16′39″W / 21.57694°N 78.2775°O / 21.57694; -78.2775 (Carlos M. de Cespedes)  
Esmeralda 29953 1480 21°51′22″N78°06′40″W / 21.85611°N 78.11111°O / 21.85611; -78.11111 (Esmeralda)  
Florida 73612 1800 21°31′46″N78°13′21″W / 21.52944°N 78.2225°O / 21.52944; -78.2225 (Florida)  
Guáimaro 57086 1847 21°03′32″N77°20′52″W / 21.05889°N 77.34778°O / 21.05889; -77.34778 (Guáimaro)  
Jimaguayú 21169 799 21°16′0″N77°49′49″W / 21.26667°N 77.83028°O / 21.26667; -77.83028 (Jimaguayú)  
Minas 38517 1015 21°29′22″N77°36′17″W / 21.48944°N 77.60472°O / 21.48944; -77.60472 (Minas)  
Najasa 16470 921 21°05′2″N77°44′49″W / 21.08389°N 77.74694°O / 21.08389; -77.74694 (Najasa)  
Nuevitas 44882 415 21°32′25″N77°15′52″W / 21.54028°N 77.26444°O / 21.54028; -77.26444 (Nuevitas)  
Santa Cruz del Sur 51335 1122 20°43′10″N77°59′27″W / 20.71944°N 77.99083°O / 20.71944; -77.99083 (Santa Cruz del Sur)  
Sibanicú 31117 736 21°14′21″N77°31′15″W / 21.23917°N 77.52083°O / 21.23917; -77.52083 (Sibanicú)  
Sierra de Cubitas 18589 549 21°43′59″N77°46′14″W / 21.73306°N 77.77056°O / 21.73306; -77.77056 (Sierra de Cubitas)  
Vertientes 53299 2005 21°15′26″N78°08′56″W / 21.25722°N 78.14889°O / 21.25722; -78.14889 (Vertientes)  

Municipalities of Camagüey

  • Camagüey
  • Carlos M. de Cespedes
  • Esmeralda
  • Florida
  • Guáimaro
  • Jimaguayú
  • Minas
  • Najasa
  • Nuevitas
  • Santa Cruz del Sur
  • Sibanicú
  • Sierra de Cubitas
  • Vertientes