Cienfuegos Province

Cienfuegos (Spanish pronunciation: [sjeɱˈfweɣos]) 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.

Cienfuegos Province


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  Total4,186.60 km2 (1,616.46 sq mi)
  Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-43


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.


Abreus30,33056422.28056°N 80.56778°W / 22.28056; -80.56778 (Abreus)
Aguada de Pasajeros31,68768022.38472°N 80.84611°W / 22.38472; -80.84611 (Aguada de Pasajeros)
Cienfuegos163,82433322.14583°N 80.43639°W / 22.14583; -80.43639 (Cienfuegos)Provincial capital
Cruces32,13919822.34222°N 80.27611°W / 22.34222; -80.27611 (Cruces)
Cumanayagua51,4351,09922.15250°N 80.20111°W / 22.15250; -80.20111 (Cumanayagua)
Lajas22,60243022.41639°N 80.29056°W / 22.41639; -80.29056 (Lajas)
Palmira33,15331822.24444°N 80.39417°W / 22.24444; -80.39417 (Palmira)
Rodas33,47755222.34278°N 80.55528°W / 22.34278; -80.55528 (Rodas)
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. "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 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  4. Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-02.
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