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History of Cienfuegos Cuba


The 19th century, with its illustrated airs of modernity and classicism, was born the colony “Fernandina de Jagua”, on April 22, 1819. This town is characterized by being the only one in Cuba that, under the Spanish crown, came into the world with parents coming from other countries, mostly French. Fernandina de Jagua Colony, with an initial population of 46, grew up in the same year of its founding with the arrival of men and women from North America. Spa- niards and Cubans also joined the economic and social life of the colony, which, by its prosperity, reached in 1829 the title of Villa de Cienfuegos, in honor of Jose Cienfuegos, General Captain of the Island at the time of its foundation. It acquired the title of city in 1880, due to the accelerated economic development reached in that stage.