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Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago

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May 21st, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Cuba - May 18th, 2011

Visible parallel to the north-central coast of Cuba is the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago. It is located off the northern coast of the provinces of Matanzas, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey.

It is bounded to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, specifically by the Nicholas Channel (Sabana segment) and Old Bahama Channel (Camagüey segment).

The archipelago is developed along a coral reef system on a general north-east to south-west direction, and stretches for 475 km (295 mi) from the Hicacos Peninsula and Varadero to the Bay of Nuevitas.

The entire system covers more than 75,000 km2 (28,957.7 sq mi) and is composed of approximately 2,517 cays and isles.

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