located on the south coast of Cuba's central region. It has
an extension of 4176,7 sq km (1612,6 sq mi) and an estimated
population of 384 362 inhabitants (1996). The
province ranks thirteenth in extension and fourteenth population.
Along this region, plain zones, like Cienfuegos and Manacas
plains, predominate. Those plains are located to the west
and center of the province respectively while to the eastern
part we find the heights of Santa Clara and the mountains
of Guamuhaya, the latter having the highest point in the province
and central region of Cuba, Pico San Juan (1140 m, 3739 ft)
and the Martín Infierno cave treasuring a 50 m (164
ft) high and 30 m (98 ft) wide stalagmite.
Cienfuegos' fluvial system is represented by rivers Damují,
Caunao, Arimao, Salado, and San Juan among others. Highly
important are Ciego Montero mineral, medicinal, and thermal
waters. Cienfuegos bay is characterized by its depth, its
narrow entrance channel, and its wide interior. In addition,
the waterfalls of El Nicho, located in Sierra de Trinidad
mountain range, and the Guajimico zone are ideal sites for
those loving nature and adventure tourism.
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