Ciego de Ávila Province

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Ciego de Ávila
Provincia de Ciego de Ávila
Ciego de Ávila Province
Coat of arms of Ciego de Ávila
Ciego de Ávila's location in the Island of Cuba
Ciego de Ávila's location in the Island of Cuba
SettledMarch 5, 1558
CapitalCiego de Ávila
 • Province6,946.90 km2 (2,682.21 sq mi)
 • Province503,353
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
HDI (2019)0.784[2]
high · 7th of 16

Ciego de Ávila (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsjeɣo ðe ˈaβila]) 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 1976 by the government.


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.


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.


Municipality Population
Location Remarks
Baraguá 32,408 728 21°40′56″N 78°37′28″W / 21.68222°N 78.62444°W / 21.68222; -78.62444 (Baraguá) includes Gaspar
Bolivia 16,612 918 22°04′30″N 78°21′1″W / 22.07500°N 78.35028°W / 22.07500; -78.35028 (Bolivia)
Chambas 39,868 769 22°11′48″N 78°54′47″W / 22.19667°N 78.91306°W / 22.19667; -78.91306 (Chambas)
Ciego de Ávila 135,736 445 21°50′53″N 78°45′46″W / 21.84806°N 78.76278°W / 21.84806; -78.76278 (Ciego de Ávila) Provincial capital
Ciro Redondo 29,560 588 22°01′8″N 78°42′10″W / 22.01889°N 78.70278°W / 22.01889; -78.70278 (Ciro Redondo)
Florencia 19,811 286 22°08′51″N 78°58′1″W / 22.14750°N 78.96694°W / 22.14750; -78.96694 (Florencia)
Majagua 26,617 544 21°55′28″N 78°59′26″W / 21.92444°N 78.99056°W / 21.92444; -78.99056 (Majagua)
Morón 60,612 615 22°06′39″N 78°37′40″W / 22.11083°N 78.62778°W / 22.11083; -78.62778 (Morón) includes Cayo Coco
Primero de Enero 27,813 713 21°56′43″N 78°25′8″W / 21.94528°N 78.41889°W / 21.94528; -78.41889 (Primero de Enero)
Venezuela 27,333 716 21°45′4″N 78°46′44″W / 21.75111°N 78.77889°W / 21.75111; -78.77889 (Venezuela)

Source: Population from 2004 Census.[3] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[4]


In 2004, the province of Ciego de Ávila had a population of 416,370.[3] With a total area of 6,783.13 km2 (2,618.98 sq mi),[5] the province had a population density of 61.4/km2 (159/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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-03-11. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  4. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  5. ^ Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06.

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