Sagua la Grande

Sagua La Grande (La Villa del Undoso) is a municipality an ceety locate on the north coast o the province o Villa Clara in central Cuba, on the Sagua la Grande River. The ceety is close tae Mogotes de Jumagua, limestane clints. Mony cays o the Sabana-Camaguey Airchipelago is locate aff the northren coast.

Sagua la Grande
La Villa del Undoso
Sagua la Grande is located in Cuba
Sagua la Grande
Location o Sagua la Grande in Cuba
Coordinates: 22°48′31″N 80°04′16″W / 22.80861°N 80.07111°W / 22.80861; -80.07111
Kintra Cuba
ProvinceVilla Clara
Established1842 (Municipality)
 • Total661 km2 (255 sq mi)
15 m (49 ft)
 • Total56,097
 • Density84.9/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-422


Sagua la Grande wis foondit in 1812[1] an established as a municipality in 1842. Bi the beginnin o the 20t century, the ceety an its port (Isabela de Sagua), wis an important commercial center. Presently, its economy is based on the succar, chemical, mechanical, an fuid industries. Nowt raisin an fishin are ither important economic activities.

Twa ceety historians is o note. Antonio Miguel Alcover Beltrán left tae the inheritance o the events relatit tae century XIX thanks tae his personal interrogations tae ilkane o the authors o history; an at the moment Pedro Suárez Tintín haes been in chairge tae rescue aw leaves frae the 20t an the 21t century in his famous “Tintin Collection” that includes newspapers, beuks, photaes, films an videos o aw the historical events o the referred time.


In 2004, the municipality o Sagua la Grande haed a population o 56,097.[3] Wi a tot area o 661 km2 (255 sq mi),[2] it haes a population densitie o 84.9/km2 (220/sq mi).

The municipality is dividit intae the barrios o Baire, Chinchila, Este, General Nodarse, Isabela de Sagua, Jumagua, Malpáez, Oeste an Sitiecito.[1]


The ceety's wide streets an little traffeck gie it a calm atmosphere.

In recent decades thare haes been a lack o new construction. Consequently, the aulder biggins, left ower frae colonial times, are in a state o decay. Ane o the maist bonnie biggins in this ceety, El Casino Español (The Spaingie Casino) biggit in 1908, wis the meetin place for the Sociedad Sagüera (Social Club o Sagua). The historical centre o the ceety retains the neoclassic essence o its constructions an the layoot o its streets.


  1. a b c "Sagua la Grande". Retrieved 9 October 2007. (in Spaingie)
  2. a b Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 9 October 2007. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2007.Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine (in Spaingie)

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