El Caney

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El Caney
Village
Spanish earthworks and trenches at El Caney, 1899
Spanish earthworks and trenches at El Caney, 1899
El Caney is located in Cuba
El Caney
Location of El Caney in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°03′21″N 75°46′00″W / 20.05583°N 75.76667°W / 20.05583; -75.76667Coordinates: 20°03′21″N 75°46′00″W / 20.05583°N 75.76667°W / 20.05583; -75.76667
Country  Cuba
Province Santiago de Cuba
Municipality Santiago de Cuba
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-22

El Caney (also Caney) is a small village 4 miles (6.4 km) to the northeast of Santiago, Cuba. "Caney" means longhouse in Taíno.[1]

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It was known in centuries past as the site where Hernán Cortés received a vision supposedly ordering him to Christianize Mexico. The settlement was host to the Battle of El Caney on 1 July 1898.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The United Confederation of Taíno People. "Taíno Dictionary" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-10-18.