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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
Santiago de Cuba
The welcome sign with the city's motto, seen when entering the city.
The welcome sign with the city's motto, seen when entering the city.
Flag of Santiago de Cuba
Official seal of 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
Santiago municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°01′18″N 75°49′46″W
CountryFlag_of_Cuba_%28sky_blue%29.svg Cuba
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba
Established1515
Founded byDiego Velázquez de Cuéllar
Government
  MayorYaneydis Batista Hechavarría
Area
  Municipality1,023.8 km2 (395.3 sq mi)
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2022)
  Municipality507,167
  Urban
451,528
  Rural
55,639
Demonymsantiaguero/a
GDP (PPP, constant 2015 values)
  Year2023
  Total$6.2 billion[1]
  Per capita$14,000
Area code+53 22
Websitewww.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, Guilera, Leyte Vidal, Moncada and Siboney.[3]

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 2022, the city of Santiago de Cuba recorded a population of 507,167 people.[4]

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