It is the centre of the tobacco industry of the Vuelta Abajo region.
In popular language the different portions of the island are distinguished as the Vuelta Abajo (" lower turn "), W.
of Havana; the Vuelta Arriba (" upper turn "), E.
of Havana to CienfuegosVuelta Abajo and Vuelta Arriba are also used colloquially at any point in the island to mean " east " and " west " - Las Cinco Villas - i.e.
The portion of the southern plain between the bays of Cortes and Majana is the most famous portion of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco region.