Siboney, Cuba

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Siboney
Village
Siboney beach
Siboney beach
Siboney, Cuba is located in Cuba
Siboney, Cuba
Location of Siboney in Cuba
Coordinates: 19°57′38.88″N 75°42′27.36″W / 19.9608000°N 75.7076000°W / 19.9608000; -75.7076000Coordinates: 19°57′38.88″N 75°42′27.36″W / 19.9608000°N 75.7076000°W / 19.9608000; -75.7076000
Country  Cuba
Province Santiago de Cuba
Municipality Santiago de Cuba
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-22

Siboney is a Cuban village and consejo popular (i.e.: popular council) located in the east of the city of Santiago de Cuba and belonging to its municipality.

Geography[edit]

The village lies by the Caribbean Sea, near the road linking Santiago to Baconao, through the eastern coastal area of Santiago municipality.

History[edit]

In 1898 Siboney and the nearby village of Daiquirí were locations where American forces came ashore in the Spanish-American War. The WWI transport ship USS Siboney (ID-2999) was named for this town.

Siboney was also the location of a farm where Fidel Castro and his men gathered shortly before the attack on the Moncada Barracks, which is widely regarded as the start of the Cuban Revolution.

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Media related to Siboney at Wikimedia Commons