Palma Soriano

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Palma Soriano
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Palma Soriano municipality (red) within  Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Palma Soriano municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
Palma Soriano is located in Cuba
Palma Soriano
Location of Palma Soriano in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°12′50″N 75°59′31″W / 20.21389°N 75.99194°W / 20.21389; -75.99194Coordinates: 20°12′50″N 75°59′31″W / 20.21389°N 75.99194°W / 20.21389; -75.99194
Country  Cuba
Province Santiago de Cuba
Established 1825[1]
 • Total 845.8 km2 (326.6 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2005)[2]
 • Total 124,585
 • Density 147.3/km2 (382/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Palmero/a
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Postal code 92610
Area code(s) +53 22

Palma Soriano is a Cuban city and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province. With a population of 76,179[3] in the city proper, it is the 2nd in the province and the 16th in Cuba. It is a sister city with Berkeley, California.


The municipality is divided into the localities of Alto Cedro, Caney del Sitio, Guaninao, José Martí, Juan Barón, La Concepción, Las Cuchillas, Los Dorados, Norte, Palmarito de Cauto, San Leandro, San Ramón, Santa Filomena and Sur.[1]

The city of Palma Soriano is located on the banks of the upper Cauto River. The city was founded in 1825, uniting ranches (haciendas) that stood in this area, and was the place where the body of José Martí (the leader of the Cuban independence movement, killed in 1895, in the Battle of Dos Ríos.) was brought before it was laid in its final resting place in Santiago de Cuba.


In 2004, the municipality of Palma Soriano had a population of 124,585.[2] With a total area of 846 km2 (327 sq mi), it has a population density of 147.3/km2 (382/sq mi).


Palma Soriano is the birthplace of Latin Reggae singer Mey Vidal, as well as Cuban baseball legend Orestes Kindelán and field and track athlete Ana Fidelia Quirot.

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  1. ^ a b "Palma Soriano" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b (2006). "Municipalities of Santiago de Cuba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ Note: whole municipal population is 124,585

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