Villa Clara is the most watery province of Cuba . It has lots of bays, lakes hence the fishing is the main activity. The largest Cuban river going into Atlantic , Rio Sagua la Grande, is in Villa Clara province. The capital city of Villa Clara province is Santa Clara , whose population is over 200,000. The city itself used to be a safe shelter to pirates back in old times. It is one of the nicest Cuban cities and one of the most important connection between south and north of Cuba . Through Santa Clara pass major central highways and central railway lines. Simple and discreet, their inhabitants live on typical houses constructed with brick and tile of red mud, with same style as the little Spanish cities.
Villa Clara covers territory of 8073 square kilometers and besides fishing industry few sugar mills employ lots of Villa Clara's inhabitants thus making the Villa Clara province the second largest in sugar producing. Villa Clara province is also a site of the huge INPUD factory, the largest producer of domestic appliances. The Santa Clara was a home to a Cuban legendary hero Ernesto Che Guevara and to honour him the enormous square was built in the western centre of the city. Inside the Mausoleum opened in 1997 rest Che Guevara's remains along with other combat comrades fallen in Bolivia. It was right here in Santa Clara that Ernesto Che Guevara attacked the Batista troop train in December 1958 and persuaded the dictator that his glory was over. Another important and worth visiting site in Santa Clara is the Vidal park, the most eventful place in the city, a heart of the city, around which are nice architectural buildings very diverse in design and each unique. Vidal Park is a spot where another great revolutionary hero Leoncio Vidal was killed. A big plus to this lively city of Santa Clara is its large student population and the fact it is a home to one of Cuba 's largest universities, Central University . It makes this old unique city young and busy with packed streets, a place where nights are full of music, dance and rum all the way until dawn time.
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