Camagüey (Spanish pronunciation: [kamaˈ(ɣ)wej]) is the largest of the provinces of Cuba. Its capital is Camagüey. Other towns include Florida and Nuevitas.

Camagüey Province
Provincia de Camagüey
Camagüey Province located in the Map of Cuba
Camagüey Province located in the Map of Cuba
CountryCuba
CapitalCamagüey
Subdivisions16 Municipal districts
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
Area
 • Province15,413.82 km2 (5,951.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Province1,630,253
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,038,389
DemonymCamagüeyans
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code+53-32
HDI (2019)0.760[2]
high · 14th of 16
WebsitePortal Camagüey

Geography edit

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 edit

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 edit

Municipality Population
(2022)
Area
(km2)
Location Remarks
Camagüey 333,251 1,106 21°23′2″N 77°54′26″W / 21.38389°N 77.90722°W / 21.38389; -77.90722 (Camagüey) Provincial capital
Carlos M. de Céspedes 22,842 653 21°34′37″N 78°16′39″W / 21.57694°N 78.27750°W / 21.57694; -78.27750 (Carlos M. de Cespedes)
Esmeralda 29,203 1,480 21°51′22″N 78°06′40″W / 21.85611°N 78.11111°W / 21.85611; -78.11111 (Esmeralda)
Florida 69,174 1,800 21°31′46″N 78°13′21″W / 21.52944°N 78.22250°W / 21.52944; -78.22250 (Florida)
Guáimaro 36,114 1,847 21°03′32″N 77°20′52″W / 21.05889°N 77.34778°W / 21.05889; -77.34778 (Guáimaro)
Jimaguayú 19,687 799 21°16′0″N 77°49′49″W / 21.26667°N 77.83028°W / 21.26667; -77.83028 (Jimaguayú)
Minas 35,966 1,015 21°29′22″N 77°36′17″W / 21.48944°N 77.60472°W / 21.48944; -77.60472 (Minas)
Najasa 14,732 921 21°05′2″N 77°44′49″W / 21.08389°N 77.74694°W / 21.08389; -77.74694 (Najasa)
Nuevitas 59,483 415 21°32′25″N 77°15′52″W / 21.54028°N 77.26444°W / 21.54028; -77.26444 (Nuevitas)
Santa Cruz del Sur 39,919 1,122 20°43′10″N 77°59′27″W / 20.71944°N 77.99083°W / 20.71944; -77.99083 (Santa Cruz del Sur)
Sibanicú 28,930 736 21°14′21″N 77°31′15″W / 21.23917°N 77.52083°W / 21.23917; -77.52083 (Sibanicú)
Sierra de Cubitas 17,942 549 21°43′59″N 77°46′14″W / 21.73306°N 77.77056°W / 21.73306; -77.77056 (Sierra de Cubitas)
Vertientes 48,821 2,005 21°15′26″N 78°08′56″W / 21.25722°N 78.14889°W / 21.25722; -78.14889 (Vertientes)
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap
Source: Population from 2022 estimates.[3] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[4]

References edit

  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. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2022-01-24.
  3. ^ "Camagüey (Province, Cuba) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  4. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.

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