Provinces of Cuba


Provinces of Cuba

Administratively, Cuba is divided into fourteen provinces and one special municipality.

List of provinces

From west to east, Cuba's provinces are:
# Pinar del Río
# La Habana
# Ciudad de La Habana
# Matanzas
# Cienfuegos
# Villa Clara
# Sancti Spíritus
# Ciego de Ávila
# Camagüey
# Las Tunas
# Granma
# Holguín
# Santiago de Cuba
# Guantánamo
# San Luis Rey

Cuba's "special municipality" is the "Isla de la Juventud" ("Island of Youth"), known until the 1970s as the "Isla de Pinos" ("Isle of Pines") and previously as "Evangelista", "Isle of Santiago" and "Isle of Parrots".

History

Prior to 1976, Cuba was divided into the following provinces (from west to east):
* Pinar del Río
* La Habana, contained the present day province of La Habana and included the city of Havana
* Matanzas
* Las Villas (before 1940, "Santa Clara"), contained the present day provinces of Cienfuegos, Villa Clara and Sancti Spíritus
* Camagüey (before 1899, "Puerto Príncipe"), contained the present day provinces of Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila
* Oriente (before 1905, "Santiago de Cuba"), contained the present day provinces of Las Tunas, Granma, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo

Demographics

"Pop. = Population. Source: Cuba census 2002" [ [http://www.cubagob.cu/otras_info/censo/ Cuba Census 2002] [http://www.cubagob.cu/otras_info/censo/tablas_html/ii_4.htm Population table] ]

Presidents of the People's Power Provincial Assemblies

Presidents of the Provincial Assemblies of People's Power in each province in the country (Mayor). [sp icon cite web|url=http://www.parlamentocubano.cu/Asambleas%20Provinciales%20del%20Poder%20Popular.htm| title="Presidentes de las Asambleas Provinciales del Poder Popular en cada provincia"| first=Parlamento Cubano| accessdate=2007-02-10]

See also

* Politics of Cuba
* Ranked list of Cuban provinces
* Cuba Census 2002 data
* List of places in Cuba
*Municipalities of Cuba
*

References

External links

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