Camagüey


Camagüey
/kam"euh gway'/; Sp. /kah'mah gway"/, n.
a city in central Cuba. 197,720.

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City (pop., 1994 est.: 293,961), capital of Camagüey province, Cuba.

Founded at the site of the present-day port of Nuevitas, it was moved inland in 1528. Because of the province's great production of livestock and agricultural products, it is now Cuba's largest interior city and an important communications, trading, and industrial centre.

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Cuba
      city, east-central Cuba. Founded in 1514 as Santa María de Puerto Príncipe, at the site of present-day Nuevitas, the city was moved inland in 1528 to the Indian village of Camagüey. The prosperity of the colonial city led to a raid by buccaneers in 1668.

      Because of the great production of livestock, sugarcane, and other agricultural products and of chromite in the province, Camagüey has become the largest interior city of Cuba. It retains many traces of colonial architecture, and the old part of the city contains narrow, irregular streets interrupted by small plazas. Parts of the original cathedral (1617) appear to have survived alterations. An important communications, trading, and industrial centre, Camagüey is on the central highway and is connected by rail with Havana (354 miles [570 km] northwest), Santiago de Cuba, and the port of Nuevitas. The city also has a branch of the University of Havana, a thermal power plant, and an international airport. In 2008 the city's historic centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pop. (2002) 301,574.

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