Nueva Gerona

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Presidio Modelo

Nueva Gerona is a city in Cuba. It is the capital of the Isla de la Juventud special municipality and province. In 2012, 59,049 people lived there.

The city has quarters of Centro, Abel Santamaría, Sierra Caballo, Nazareno, Saigón, Chacón and José Martí. In the suburban quarter of Chacón is the Presidio Modelo, a former prison and now a museum.

The city was founded in 1830.