Ciego de Ávila

Ciego de Ávila Province

 

Ciego de Ávila Province

 
Country Cuba
Capital Ciego de Ávila
Area[1]
 • Total 6,946.90 km2 (2,682.2 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 422,576
 • Density 60.8/km2 (157.5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Ciego de Ávila is one of the provinces of Cuba, and was previously part of Camagüey Province. Its capital is Ciego de Ávila, which lies on the Carretera Central (central highway), and the second city is Morón, further north.The province was separated from Camagüey Province in 1975 by the government.

Geography

Off the north coast of the province, some (cays) of the Jardines del Rey archipelago are being developed as tourist resorts, principally Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. The south coast is characterised by mangroves.

Between Morón and the north coast are several lakes, including the Laguna de Leche (the Lagoon of Milk, so called for its white appearance because of large lime deposits underwater) which is the largest natural lake in Cuba.

Economy

Central Ciego de Ávila is used for cattle ranching, elsewhere in the province sugar, pineapples and citrus fruit are grown. Pineapples are the staple crop, but sweet potatoes, potatoes, yuca, plantains, and bananas are also cultivated for national consumption.

  Municipalities 

Municipality

Popolation (2004)

Area  (km²)

Location

Remarks

Baraguá 32408 728 21°40′56″N78°37′28″W / 21.68222°N 78.62444°O / 21.68222; -78.62444 (Baraguá) Gaspar
Bolivia 16612 918 22°04′30″N78°21′1″W / 22.075°N 78.35028°O / 22.075; -78.35028 (Bolivia)  
Chambas 39868 769 22°11′48″N78°54′47″W / 22.19667°N 78.91306°O / 22.19667; -78.91306 (Chambas)  
Ciego de Ávila 135736 445 21°50′53″N78°45′46″W / 21.84806°N 78.76278°O / 21.84806; -78.76278 (Ciego de Ávila) Provincial Capital
Ciro Redondo 29560 588 22°01′8″N78°42′10″W / 22.01889°N 78.70278°O / 22.01889; -78.70278 (Ciro Redondo)  
Florencia 19811 286 22°08′51″N78°58′1″W / 22.1475°N 78.96694°O / 22.1475; -78.96694 (Florencia)  
Majagua 26617 544 21°55′28″N78°59′26″W / 21.92444°N 78.99056°O / 21.92444; -78.99056 (Majagua)  
Morón 60612 615 22°06′39″N78°37′40″W / 22.11083°N 78.62778°O / 22.11083; -78.62778 (Morón)  
Primero de Enero 27813 713 21°56′43″N78°25′8″W / 21.94528°N 78.41889°O / 21.94528; -78.41889 (Primero de Enero)  
Venezuela 27333 716 21°45′4″N78°46′44″W / 21.75111°N 78.77889°O / 21.75111; -78.77889 (Venezuela)  

Demographics

In 2004, the province of Ciego de Ávila had a population of 416,370. With a total area of 6,783.13 km2 (2,618.98 sq mi), the province had a population density of 61.4 /km2 (159 /sq mi).