Camagüey Province

Camagüey Province
Province of Cuba

Santa Lucia Beach
Country Cuba
Capital Camagüey
  Total 15,413.82 km2 (5,951.31 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
  Total 782,458
  Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-32
Website Portal Camagüey

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


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.


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.


Camagüey324,9211,10621°23′2″N 77°54′26″W / 21.38389°N 77.90722°W / 21.38389; -77.90722 (Camagüey) Provincial capital
Carlos M. de Céspedes25,70765321°34′37″N 78°16′39″W / 21.57694°N 78.27750°W / 21.57694; -78.27750 (Carlos M. de Cespedes)
Esmeralda29,9531,48021°51′22″N 78°06′40″W / 21.85611°N 78.11111°W / 21.85611; -78.11111 (Esmeralda)
Florida73,6121,80021°31′46″N 78°13′21″W / 21.52944°N 78.22250°W / 21.52944; -78.22250 (Florida)
Guáimaro57,0861,84721°03′32″N 77°20′52″W / 21.05889°N 77.34778°W / 21.05889; -77.34778 (Guáimaro)
Jimaguayú21,16979921°16′0″N 77°49′49″W / 21.26667°N 77.83028°W / 21.26667; -77.83028 (Jimaguayú)
Minas38,5171,01521°29′22″N 77°36′17″W / 21.48944°N 77.60472°W / 21.48944; -77.60472 (Minas)
Najasa16,47092121°05′2″N 77°44′49″W / 21.08389°N 77.74694°W / 21.08389; -77.74694 (Najasa)
Nuevitas44,88241521°32′25″N 77°15′52″W / 21.54028°N 77.26444°W / 21.54028; -77.26444 (Nuevitas)
Santa Cruz del Sur51,3351,12220°43′10″N 77°59′27″W / 20.71944°N 77.99083°W / 20.71944; -77.99083 (Santa Cruz del Sur)
Sibanicú31,11773621°14′21″N 77°31′15″W / 21.23917°N 77.52083°W / 21.23917; -77.52083 (Sibanicú)
Sierra de Cubitas18,58954921°43′59″N 77°46′14″W / 21.73306°N 77.77056°W / 21.73306; -77.77056 (Sierra de Cubitas)
Vertientes53,2992,00521°15′26″N 78°08′56″W / 21.25722°N 78.14889°W / 21.25722; -78.14889 (Vertientes)
Source: Population from 2004 Census.[2] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[3]


  1. 1 2 "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. (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.

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