Santiago de Cuba Province

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Santiago de Cuba Province
Province o Cuba
Santiago de Cuba in Cuba.svg
Kintra Cuba
Caipital Santiago de Cuba
Aurie[1]
 • Tot 6,234.16 km2 (2,407.02 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 1,047,015
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Aurie code(s) +53-226

Santiago de Cuba Province is the seicont maist populatit province in the island o Cuba. The lairgest ceety Santiago de Cuba is the main admeenistrative center. Ither lairge ceeties include Palma Soriano, Contramaestre, Mayarí Arriba, San Luis an Songo-la Maya.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santiago de Cuba province haes been the steid o mony battles, baith durin the war for unthirlrdom an the 1959 Cuban Revolution, where hintle o the guerrilla fechtin teuk place in the muntainous province.

Prior tae 1976, Cuba wis dividit intae sax historical provinces. Ane o these wis Oriente province, which wis, prior tae 1905, kent as Santiago de Cuba province. The present day province comprises the sooth-central region o Oriente.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is rich in material resources such as iron an nickel. The economy, housomeivver, relees maistly on agricultur, wi lairge plantations growin bananas, cacao an coffee dottin the landscape. Industry is growin aroond the caipital, as is tourism. The natural beauty o the aurie is attractin mony tourists frae baith the rest o Cuba an frae owerseas.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipality Population
(2004)
Aurie
(km²)
Location Remarks
Contramaestre 101,832 610.3 20°18′0″N 76°15′2″W / 20.30000°N 76.25056°W / 20.30000; -76.25056 (Contramaestre)
Guamá 35,516 965 19°58′34″N 76°24′35″W / 19.97611°N 76.40972°W / 19.97611; -76.40972 (Chivirico) Chivirico
Mella 33,667 335.2 20°22′10″N 75°54′39″W / 20.36944°N 75.91083°W / 20.36944; -75.91083 (Mella)
Palma Soriano 124,585 845.8 20°12′51″N 75°59′30″W / 20.21417°N 75.99167°W / 20.21417; -75.99167 (Palma Soriano)
San Luis 88,496 765 20°11′17″N 75°50′55″W / 20.18806°N 75.84861°W / 20.18806; -75.84861 (San Luis)
Santiago de Cuba 472,255 1,023.8 20°02′25″N 75°48′53″W / 20.04028°N 75.81472°W / 20.04028; -75.81472 (Santiago de Cuba) Provincial caipital
Segundo Frente 40,885 540 20°24′43″N 75°31′43″W / 20.41194°N 75.52861°W / 20.41194; -75.52861 (Mayarí Arriba) Mayarí Arriba
Songo – La Maya 100,287 721 20°10′24″N 75°38′46″W / 20.17333°N 75.64611°W / 20.17333; -75.64611 (La Maya) La Maya
Tercer Frente 30,457 364 20°10′19″N 76°19′38″W / 20.17194°N 76.32722°W / 20.17194; -76.32722 (Cruce de los Baños) Cruce de los Baños
Source: Population from 2004 Census.[2] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[3]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2004, the province o Santiago De Cuba haed a population o 1,043,202.[2] Wi a total aurie o 6,156.44 km2 (2,377.01 sq mi),[4] the province haed a population density o 169.4/km2 (439/sq mi).

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población" (PDF). Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06.  (Spaingie) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "atenas" defined multiple times with different content
  3. Statoids (2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spaingie)

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