Geography of Camagüey, Cuba

The province of Camagüey  is the most extensive in the Cuban territory: 15,413 km². Camagüey is located in the central-eastern zone of Cuba, 550 km from La Havana by road, or one hour flight time. It is bordered on the east by the province of Las Tunas; to the north with the Canal Viejo of Bahamas; to the west, with the province Ciego de Ávila; and to the south, with the Caribbean Sea.

Camagüey stands out as the flattest province of Cuba, characterized by its wide savannas, which have led to an agricultural economic base with good soils, suitable for the development of cane, citrus, rice, food, vegetables and pastures.

On both coasts there are very important coral reefs. It is the region with the greatest number of keys, both in the north and in the south shore, which are part of the Jardines del Rey and Jardines de la Reina archipelagos respectively; the biggest ones are: Sabinal, Guajaba, Romano, Cruz, Paredón and Mégano Grande, the beach of Santa Lucia is also notable, all on the north coast. Many of these keys are linked to each other and to the main island by means of causeways. The geography of Camagüey includes beaches that cover more than 120 km and are associated with the north and south keys of its territory: 1 of every 4 km of beaches of Cuba.