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Ciego de Avila

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Ciego de Avila is a city in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba. The city has a population of about 86,100. Ciego de Avila lies on the central highway and a major railroad, its port, Jucaro, lies 24 kilometers south-southwest on the Caribbean Sea. The city is about 460 kilometers east of Havana and 110 kilometers west of the city of Camaguey.
The city of Ciego de Avila was founded by 1840, having at the time 263 inhabitants. In 1877, its municipal government was created and the city became independent of the city of Moron. Ciego de Avila gained importance when the Spanish army built a fortified military line, known as Trocha de Jucaro a Moron, to impede the pass of insurrectionist forces to the western part of the island during the 1st War of Independence from 1868 to 1878. Many of the old Spanish colonial buildings in Ciego de Avila were built by Angela Hernandez Viuda de Jimenez, a rich socialite who battled to create a cultural mecca in her home town. She is sometimes credited to be the founder of the city.

Ciego de Avila is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition also. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Ciego de Avila enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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