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Provinces o Cuba

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Admeenistratively, Cuba is dividit intae 15 provinces an ane special municipality no includit in ony province. The last modification wis appruivit in August 2010 (bi the Cuban Naitional Assembly), splittin Havana province intae twa new provinces: Artemisa (which incorporates the three eastren municipalities o the neebour Pinar del Río) an Mayabeque. The new provinces stairtit functionin frae 1 Januar 2011. Havana Ceety Province (Ciudad de La Habana) recovered its oreeginal name: La Habana .

Leet o provinces[eedit | eedit soorce]

From wast tae east, Cuba's provinces are:

  1. Pinar del Río
  2. Artemisa
  3. La Habana
  4. Mayabeque
  5. Matanzas
  6. Cienfuegos
  7. Villa Clara
  8. Sancti Spíritus
  9. Ciego de Ávila
  10. Camagüey
  11. Las Tunas
  12. Granma
  13. Holguín
  14. Santiago de Cuba
  15. Guantánamo

Cuba's "special municipality" is the Isla de la Juventud ("Island o Youth"), kent till the 1970s as the Isla de Pinos ("Isle o Pines").

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Prior tae 1976, Cuba wis dividit intae the follaein provinces (frae wast tae east):

  1. Pinar del Río
  2. La Habana, includit the ceety o Havana, Mayabeque an some municipalities o the current Artemisa Province (prior tae 1970: 5 municipalities; frae 1970 tae 2011, 8 municipalities, includin Artemisa ceety itsel)
  3. Matanzas
  4. Las Villas (afore 1940, "Santa Clara"), contained the present day provinces o Cienfuegos, Villa Clara an Sancti Spíritus
  5. Camagüey (afore 1899, "Puerto Príncipe"), contained the present day provinces o Camagüey an Ciego de Ávila, as well as some twa municipalities o the current Las Tunas Province (prior tae 1970).
  6. Oriente (afore 1905, "Santiago de Cuba"), contained the present day provinces o Las Tunas, Granma, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba an Guantánamo

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