located in the central region of Cuba. It limits to the north
with the Atlantic Ocean, to the east with Sancti Spiritus,
to the south with Cienfuegos, and to the west with Matanzas.
It has an extension of 8 309,6 sq km (3208 sq mi) and an estimated
population of 824 825 inhabitants (1996) divided in thirteen
municipalities. The province ranks fifth in extension and
fourth in population. Its capital is the city of Santa Clara.
Its relief is characterized by the presence of Cuba's central
northern heights, the Manacas plain, and the heights of Santa
Clara. The maximum height is 473 m (1551 ft). The hydrography
of the province is represented by rivers like Sagua la Grande,
Sagua la Chica, and the Alacranes dam.
Bovine and porcine cattle is raised and industry is represented
by electronic, chemical, electro-technical, leather, and non-electric
machinery production, as well as fishing.
02 Quemado de Güines
03 Sagua la Grande
09 Santa Clara
11 Santo Domingo