Sancti Spíritus Province
|Population Density:||67 per km²|
Tourism is a big earner for the province, with most of the tourism centred 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.
- Cabaiguán (Cabaiguán)
- Fomento (Fomento)
- Jatibonico (Jatibonico)
- La Sierpe (La Sierpe)
- Sancti Spíritus (Sancti Spíritus)
- Taguasco (Taguasco)
- Trinidad (Trinidad)
- Yaguajay (Yaguajay)