is a municipality and port city in the Camagüey
Province of Cuba. The large bay was sighted
by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Founded in 1775, the city was moved to
its present site in 1828.
is located on the Guincho peninsula on the north coast. Nuevitas is sheltered by
a huge harbor, has two auxiliary ports, and is a major shipping point for Cuban
sugar as well as other products from the surrounding agricultural region. It
also possesses diversified light industry and serves as a road and rail
municipality is divided into the barrios of Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Alvaro
Reinoso, Lugareño, Redención, San Miguel and Senado.
is not a very large city but it is one of Cuba's most important towns because of
its commercial and industrial activities. Nuevitas is located not very far
southwest of Playa Santa Lucia which is a very famous place for tourists in
Cuba. Cayo Sabinal is located immediately north. The only waterway that
separates Santa Lucia from Ensenada Playa Bonita is the canal of Nuevitas which
connects the Bahia de Nuevitas to the Atlantic Ocean.
2004, the municipality of Nuevitas had a population of 44,882. With a total area
of 415 km².