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Cienfuegos Province

Cienfuegos Province
Province of Cuba
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: ) 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.


  • Overview 1
  • Municipalities 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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
Aguada de Pasajeros 31,687 680
Cienfuegos 163,824 333 Provincial capital
Cruces 32,139 198
Cumanayagua 51,435 1,099
Lajas 22,602 430
Palmira 33,153 318
Rodas 33,477 552
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 Español). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  4. ^ Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province" (in Español). Retrieved 2007-10-02. 

External links

  • Cienfuegos (Spanish)
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