Divided into eight municipalities, its capital is the city of Cienfuegos, the famous Pearl of the South. Founded in 1819 by French settlers, its Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site, a distinction granted for the first time to an Iberian-American 19th city. An architectural jewel with a major French influence, it has notable patrimonial constructions, prototypes of the neoclassical, art nouveau and art deco styles. The city also holds a rich history of sugar, slaves, sugar mills, rails, whips and mayorals. A visitor in Cienfuegos will also enjoy hotels managed by Encanto chain linking the heritage with the quality services. The city has an international airport named Jaime González.
|Currency used||Cuban Convertible Peso|
|Area (km2)||4180 km²|