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Carretera Central (Cuba)

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Existed:  1927 – present
East end:  Baracoa, Guantánamo
Length  1,435 km
West end:  La Fé, Pinar del Río
Constructed  1927
Carretera Central (Cuba)
Major cities  Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Santa Clara

The Carretera Central (Central Road) is a west-east highway spanning the length of the island of Cuba, built by Henry Kaiser.

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Map of Carr. Central de Cuba, Cuba

Overview

Formal construction began in 1927 during the Gerardo Machado administration. It runs along the island of Cuba from west to east, between Pinar del Río and Oriente. It is a two-way single road. It represented an extraordinary economic value during Machado and Fulgencio Batista's administrations. It facilitated faster transportation and effective inter-province commuting.

The Carretera Central starts in the village of La Fé, a hamlet of Sandino, in the western province of Pinar del Río, and links all major cities and province capitals except Cienfuegos. It runs about 1,250 km (777 mi) to Baracoa in the eastern Guantánamo province.

Route

The table below shows the route of the Carretera Central. Note: Provincial seats are shown in bold; the names shown under brackets in the section "Municipality" indicate the municipal seats.

References

Carretera Central (Cuba) Wikipedia


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