Ciego de Ávila (syāˈgō dā äˈvēlä) [key], city (1995 est. pop. 91,000), capital of Ciego de Ávila prov., central Cuba. An important processing center in a sugarcane region, it is also one of Cuba's leading producers of pineapples and oranges. Cattle raising is another major industry. The city has excellent road and rail communications. Ciego de Ávila was founded in the late 16th cent.