/meuh tan"zeuhs/; Sp. /mah tahn"sahs/, n.
a seaport on the NW coast of Cuba. 160,097.

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      city, west-central Cuba. Founded in 1693 on an excellent bay (on the Straits of Florida) known to the Spanish since 1508 and used by pirates, it was by 1860 the second city of Cuba, but its growth was slowed as the sugarcane industry expanded into the eastern part of the island.

      Matanzas has been called the Athens of Cuba because of its active cultural institutions and because of the many scholars and artists who have worked there. It has scenic drives, plazas, and monuments; historic buildings include the San Severino Castle (17th century) and the San Carlos Cathedral (1730). It is one of Cuba's chief ports, handling mainly sugar and henequen fibre, and it is an industrial centre, manufacturing rayon, rope, shoes, fertilizers, and matches. A thermal power plant is located nearby. The city is linked to Havana by two railroads and by the central highway. Pop. (2002) 127,287.

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