The way we are

Thirteen municipalities make up the province of Camagüey: the capital city, also called Camagüey, in addition to Esmeralda, Florida, Nuevitas, Santa Cruz del Sur, Sibanicú, Guáimaro, Sierra de Cubitas, Minas, Najasa, Vertientes, Jimaguayú and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

The Camagüeyanos are recognized for speaking Spanish according to the cultured norm, a characteristic that differentiates them a little from the rest of the Cubans.

The population of Camagüey surpasses the 780,000 inhabitants. This shows the smaller population density by square kilometer in the country.

The State and Government are represented by the Provincial Assembly of People's Power and the corresponding municipal assemblies. The capital city, due to its extension, is divided into four districts.

The predominant economic sectors are the industrial-agrarian: sugar industry, livestock, food production and mineral exploitation.

Health Services in Camagüey

Regarding health-care services, Camagüey, like the rest of the country, has a primary care program that is internationally recognized. The infant mortality rate recorded in 2019 was 3.9 per thousand live births, lower than 4 for the fourth year in a row. The clinics in the neighborhoods and polyclinics form a primary network complemented with hospitals, maternal homes, dental clinics and other health institutions.

Sports in Camagüey

The sport in Camagüey is distinguished by its contributions to the national teams, highlighting its athletes in the specialties of boxing, wrestling, baseball and volleyball.

The participatory sport has a wide quarry at the base, extending to the neighborhoods and sports schools.

Religion in Camagüey

Catholic religion is the most spread in the province as the result of a strong Hispanic heritage; it does not imply the total absence of other religious forms since migrations brought to Camagüey a wide range of beliefs: evangelicals, Santeria, voodoo practices and all trends of spiritualism; there is also a Jewish community. The visit of Pope John Paul II had a great significance since both believers and skeptics gave His Holiness a warm welcome in January, 1998.

Speech in Camagüey

It should be noted, the persistence of some linguistic modalities, like voseo, which is nothing more than the use of Spanish vos instead of you in the most colloquial intimate treatment. That is one of the characteristics that differentiate the Spanish which is spoken in this region from the rest of the country.