|Provincia de Sancti Spiritus (Spanish)|
Province of Sancti Spiritus (English)
|• Total||6,779.81 km2 (2,617.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
high · 12th of 16
Tourism is a big earner for the province, with most of the tourism revolving around the old city of Trinidad, a World Heritage listed city which has dozens of colonial buildings (and almost no 20th century architecture) dating back to the Spanish conquest in the 1500s, and, as with most of Cuba, sugarcane and cattle are important commodities. Some tobacco and rice is also grown.
During the 1600s, both Dutch and British pirates attempted to take control of what is today Sancti Spíritus province, but with little success, as the Spanish garrison held them off. From 1660 to 1680, Trinidad was plagued by pirates from Jamaica and Tortuga, and on two occasions, pirates razed the city.
Municipalities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población" (PDF). Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2022-01-24.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hotel del Rijo in Sancti Spíritus
- A complete list of Sancti Spíritus Hotel's
- Hotel Zaza in Sancti Spíritus Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine