Cienfuegos

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Cienfuegos

(syānfwā`gōs), city (1995 est. pop. 125,000), capital of Cienfuegos prov., central Cuba, a port on the Caribbean Sea. It is the marketing and processing center of a region producing sugarcane, tobacco, coffee, and rice; it also has an oil refinery, rum distilleries, fish canneries. The city is Cuba's leading sugar exporting port as well as a major fishing port. Founded in 1819 by French emigrants from Louisiana and named for one of the original founders, Cienfuegos was destroyed by a tropical storm in 1825 and later rebuilt.

Cienfuegos

 

a city and port on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of the province of Cienfuegos. Population, 85,200 (1970). Cienfuegos has enterprises for the production of chemicals, tobacco goods, foodstuffs, leather and footwear, textiles, construction materials, and ships. The city also has a thermal electric power plant. Cienfuegos is the base for a shrimping fleet.

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