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Santiago de Cuba

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Santiago de Cuba is the second-largest city in Cuba and the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province. It lies in the southeastern area of the island, some 870 km (540 mi) southeast of the Cuban capital of Havana.

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Santiago de Cuba
Ciudad de Santiago de Cuba
Motto(s): 

Rebelde ayer, hospitalaria hoy, heroica siempre (Spanish)
("Rebellious yesterday, hospitable today, always heroic")
Santiago municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°01′18″N 75°49′46″W
CountryCuba
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba
Established1515
Founded byDiego Velázquez de Cuéllar
Area
  Municipality1,023.8 km2 (395.3 sq mi)
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
  Borough612,753
  Urban
917,340
  Metro
1,688,358
Demonymsantiaguero/a
Area code+53 22
Websitehttps://www.santiaguero.gob.cu/
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The municipality extends over 1,023.8 km2 (395.3 sq mi),[2] and contains the communities of Antonio Maceo, Bravo, Castillo Duany, Daiquirí, El Caney, El Cobre, El Cristo,[3] Guilera, Leyte Vidal, Moncada and Siboney.[4]

Historically Santiago de Cuba was the second-most important city on the island after Havana, and remains the second-largest. It is on a bay connected to the Caribbean Sea and an important sea port. In the 2012 population census, the city of Santiago de Cuba recorded a population of 431,272 people.[1]