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Camagüey, Cuba
Camagüey, Cuba
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Camagüey is a small village in Cuba, one of seven founded by the Spaniards there. It was founded in 1528. Located relatively isolated from the main trade routes, Camagüey developed as a centre for the cattle breeding and sugar plantation industries.

The historic centre of Camagüey covers an area of 54 hectares. The townscape comprises a system of large and small squares, alleyways and irregular urban blocks. These are unique for an Latin American town in the plain territories. The layout of Camagüey is reflective of the urban layout of medieval Europe which the Spanish colonizers adopted.

Camagüey was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Quebec City, Canada, on 2-10 July, 2008.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 21 22 43 W 77 55 7 in Camagüey Province, Cuba. The core zone covers 54 hectares while the buffer zone covers 276 hectares.
Inscription Year: 2008
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV, V

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