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Matanzas

Matanzas, a city and sea-port in the N. of Cuba, 55 miles E. of Havana, with which it is connected by rail. It is well-built, and has a good harbour sheltered from most winds. There are distilleries and iron-foundries, and sugar, rum, molasses, and cigars are exported.