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Nuevitas (Cuba)
Location in Cuba

Nuevitas is a municipality and a port city in the Cuban province of Camagüey . The bay was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 . Nuevitas was founded in 1775 and has been in its current location since 1828.


Nuevitas is located in the north of the Guincho Peninsula . There is a large seaport in the city, which is an important transshipment point for Cuban sugar and other products from the surrounding farms.

Nuevitas is divided into the barrios Primero, Segundo, Alvaro, Tercevo, Reinoso, Lugareño, San Miguel, Redención and Senado.

Although Nuevitas is not very big, it is one of the most important cities in Cuba because of its economic importance. In addition, the city is not far from Playa Santa Lucía , which is particularly popular with tourists . Cayo Sabinal is located immediately north of Nuevitas.

The only waterway that separates Santa Lucía from Ensenada Playa Bonita is the Nuevitas Canal, which also connects the Bahia de Nuevitas with the Atlantic Ocean .


In 2012 the municipality of Nuevitas had 61,625 inhabitants (2012 census). With a total area of ​​415 km², the city has a population density of 44.9 inhabitants / km².


Web links

Radio Nuevitas information and news site

Individual evidence

  1. Nuevitas . Retrieved October 5, 2007.
  2. ^ Statoids: Municipios of Cuba . Retrieved October 5, 2007.

Coordinates: 21 ° 33 ′  N , 77 ° 16 ′  W