Santiago de Cuba Province

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For the province known as Santiago de Cuba from 1878 to 1905, see Oriente Province. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_0

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Santiago de Cuba ProvinceSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_0_0
CountrySantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_1_0 CubaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_1_1
CapitalSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_2_0 Santiago de CubaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_2_1
AreaSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_3_0
TotalSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_4_0 6,234.16 km (2,407.02 sq mi)Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_4_1
Population (2010-12-31)Santiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_5_0
TotalSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_6_0 1,047,015Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_6_1
DensitySantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_7_0 170/km (430/sq mi)Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_7_1
Time zoneSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_8_0 UTC-5 (EST)Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_8_1
Area code(s)Santiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_0_9_0 +53-226Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_0_9_1

Santiago de Cuba Province is the second most populated province in the island of Cuba. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_1

The largest city Santiago de Cuba is the main administrative center. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_2

Other large cities include Palma Soriano, Contramaestre, San Luis and Songo-la Maya. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_3

History Santiago de Cuba Province_section_0

Santiago de Cuba province has been the site of many battles, both during the war for independence and the 1959 Cuban Revolution, where much of the guerrilla fighting took place in the mountainous province. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_4

Prior to 1976, Cuba was divided into six historical provinces. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_5

One of these was Oriente province, which was, prior to 1905, known as Santiago de Cuba province. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_6

The present day province comprises the south-central region of Oriente. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_7

Economy Santiago de Cuba Province_section_1

The province is rich in material resources such as iron and nickel. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_8

The economy, however, relies mostly on agriculture, with large plantations growing bananas, cacao, and coffee dotting the landscape. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_9

Industry is growing around the capital, as is tourism. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_10

The natural environment of the province attracts tourists from elsewhere in Cuba and from overseas. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_11

Municipalities Santiago de Cuba Province_section_2

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MunicipalitySantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_1_0_0 Population

(2004)Santiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_1_0_1


(km²)Santiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_1_0_2

LocationSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_1_0_3 RemarksSantiago de Cuba Province_header_cell_1_0_4
ContramaestreSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_1_0 105,493Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_1_1 610.3Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_1_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_1_3 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_1_4
GuamáSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_2_0 35,516Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_2_1 965Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_2_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_2_3 ChiviricoSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_2_4
MellaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_3_0 33,667Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_3_1 335.2Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_3_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_3_3 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_3_4
Palma SorianoSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_4_0 124,585Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_4_1 845.8Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_4_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_4_3 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_4_4
San LuisSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_5_0 88,496Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_5_1 765Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_5_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_5_3 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_5_4
Santiago de CubaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_6_0 472,255Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_6_1 1,023.8Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_6_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_6_3 Provincial capitalSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_6_4
Segundo FrenteSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_7_0 40,885Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_7_1 540Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_7_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_7_3 Mayarí ArribaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_7_4
Songo-La MayaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_8_0 100,287Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_8_1 721Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_8_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_8_3 La MayaSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_8_4
Tercer FrenteSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_9_0 30,457Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_9_1 364Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_9_2 Santiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_9_3 Cruce de los BañosSantiago de Cuba Province_cell_1_9_4

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  • Source: Population from 2004 Census. Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.Santiago de Cuba Province_item_0_0

Demographics Santiago de Cuba Province_section_3

In 2004, the province of Santiago De Cuba had a population of 1,043,202. Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_12

With a total area of 6,156.44 km (2,377.01 sq mi), the province had a population density of 169.4/km (439/sq mi). Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_13

International relations Santiago de Cuba Province_section_4

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Cuba Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_14

Twin towns — Sister cities Santiago de Cuba Province_section_5

Santiago de Cuba Province is twinned with: Santiago de Cuba Province_sentence_15

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  • Italy Naples, ItalySantiago de Cuba Province_item_1_1

See also Santiago de Cuba Province_section_6

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: de Cuba Province.