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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos
Administration
Full nameCienfuegos
Official nameCienfuegos
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryCuba
ProvinceCienfuegos
Founded1819
Geography
Total Area128.5 sq mi (333 km2)
Elevation82 ft (25 m)
Demography
Total Population163824 (2004)
Density (pop.)492.0/km2 (1274.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
Area code+53-43

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Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of the province of Cienfuegos. It is located about 250 km (155.3 mi) from Havana, and has a population of 150,000. The city is dubbed "La Perla del Sur" (Pearl of the South). Cienfuegos literally translates to "Hundred fires".


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