Cienfuegos is a city on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of Cienfuegos Province. It is located about 250 km (160 mi) from Havana, and has a population of 150,000. The city is dubbed La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South). Cienfuegos literally translates to "Hundred fires".
In 2004, the municipality of Cienfuegos had a population of 163,824. With a total area of 333 km (129 sq mi), it has a population density of 492.0 /km (1,274 /sq mi)