|Elevation||1,974 m (6,476 ft)|
|Prominence||1,974 m (6,476 ft)|
|Listing||Country high point
|Translation||Turquino Peak (Spanish)|
The name is believed to be a corruption of turquoise (Spanish: turquí) peak, named so for the blue hues taken by the heights in certain views. It was first mentioned (under the name "Tarquino") on a map drawn by Gerardo Kramer in the late 18th century.
- Cuban Foreign Ministry. "Pico Turquino, la montaña azul o el monte de los turcos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-18.
- National Protected Areas System of Cuba (2005). "Protected Areas". Retrieved 2007-10-10.
Media related to Pico Turquino at Wikimedia Commons
|This Cuban location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|