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Location of Matanzas in Cuba
~26 km²
136,718 (2004)
23°02′57.5″N, 81°34′24.6″W
0 to 50 m

Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban Province Matanzas. It is famed for its Afro-Cuban folklore. Image File history File links Dot-yellow. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1068x409, 178 KB) Location of Matanzas Province, Cuba File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba Matanzas Province Matanzas Martí, Cuba ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... Provinces of Cuba Cuba consists of 14 provinces, plus one special municipality. ... Matanzas is one of the provinces of Cuba. ... Matanzas is one of the provinces of Cuba. ... The Afro-American religions are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas among African slaves and their descendants. ...

Matanzas is located on the northern shore of the island of Cuba, in the bay of Matanzas (spanish Bahia de Matanzas), 90km east of the capital Havana and 42km west of the resort town of Varadero. Havana (Spanish in full: La Habana, formerly named San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: CU HAV) is the capital of Cuba and of one of the 14 provinces of Cuba, the one named Ciudad de La Habana), with a population of more than 2. ... , Aerial photo of Varadero Varadero is a popular resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest in the Caribbean. ...

Matanzas is called the city of bridges, of which there are a lot, crossing the tree rivers that traverse the city (Rio Yumuri, San Juan and Canimar) and "La Atenas de Cuba" (the Athens of Cuba).

The city is divided in three suburbs: Versalles, Central Matanzas and Pueblo Nuevo.

As of 2004, Matanzas had a population of 136,718 inhabitants[1].


Name origin

The name Matanzas which means massacre refers to a putative slaughter at the port of the same name in which thirty were killed[2]. Only two women, one of these said to be the beautiful María de Estrada, survived, because they were "taken" by a Cacique. María later escaped the "power of the Cacique" and married Pedro Sánchez Farfán in the city of Trinidad. Cacique may be in reference to: Cacique is one the finest brands of rum produced in Venezuela. ... , Trinidad, pop. ...


  • Pharmaceutical Museum - established in 1882
  • Provincial History Museum - Museo Historico Provincial
  • Sauto Theatre - Teatro Sauto - hosts theatre plays, opera, ballet, symphonic concerts
  • San Carlos Cathedral
  • nearby Bellamar caves
  • boating on the Canimar River
  • Matanzas bridges
  • Casino Español

Inside Cave of the Mounds. ...

Sons and daughters of Matanzas

  • Lyen Wong - Cuban-German fitness athlete was born in Matanzas in 1974

Lyen Wong Lyen Wong Lyen Wong (* August 5, 1974 in Matanzas/Cuba; complete name Milagros Lyen Wong Aseguinolaza) is a German-Cuban fitness athlete. ...


  1. ^ Matanzas statistics
  2. ^ Matanzas legend (pdf)

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