GUINES, a town in the interior of Havana province, Cuba, about 30 m. S.E. of Havana. Pop. (1907) 8053. It is situated on a plain, in the midst of a rich plantation district, chiefly devoted to the cultivation of tobacco. The first railway in Cuba was built from Havana to Giiines between 1835 and 1838. One of the very few good highways of the island also connects Giiines with the capital. The pueblo of Giiines, which was built on a great private estate of the same name, dates back to about 1735. The church dates from 1850. Giiines became a "villa" in 1814, and was destroyed by fire in 1817.
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