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Santiago de Cuba

Full nameSantiago de Cuba
Official nameSantiago de Cuba
Settlement typeCity
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba
Total Area395.2 sq mi (1023.8 km2)
Elevation269 ft (82 m)
Total Population472255 (2004)
Density (pop.)461.3/km2 (1194.8/sq mi)
Other information
Area code+53-22

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Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city of Cuba and capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island, some 540 mi (869 km) south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana.

The municipality extends over 1023.8 km2 (1647.6 sp=us), and contains the communities of El Caney, Guilera, Antonio Maceo, Bravo, Castillo Duany, Leyte Vidal and Moncada.

Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest. It is on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and is an important sea port. In 2004 the city of Santiago de Cuba had a population of about 494,337 people.

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