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Santiago de Cuba Province

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Santiago de Cuba Province is the second most populated province in the island of Cuba. The largest city Santiago de Cuba is the main administrative center. Other large cities include Palma Soriano, Contramaestre, San Luis and Songo-la Maya.HistorySantiago 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.Prior to 1976, Cuba was divided into six historical provinces. One of these was Oriente province, which was, prior to 1905, known as Santiago de Cuba province. The present day province comprises the south-central region of Oriente.EconomyThe province is rich in material resources such as iron and nickel. The economy, however, relies mostly on agriculture, with large plantations growing bananas, cacao, and coffee dotting the landscape. Industry is growing around the capital, as is tourism. The natural beauty of the area is attracting many tourists from both the rest of Cuba and from overseas.
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Places to visit in Santiago de Cuba Province

Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba Province

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Duration: 30​min
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Hidden gems in Santiago de Cuba Province

Museums in Santiago de Cuba Province

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Duration: 30​min
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Duration: 2​h 30​min
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Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Santiago de Cuba Province

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Duration: 4​h
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Duration: 1​h 30​min
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Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nature in Santiago de Cuba Province

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Duration: 4​h

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