San Luis, Santiago de Cuba

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San Luis
Municipality
San Luis municipality (red) within  Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
San Luis municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
San Luis, Santiago de Cuba is located in Cuba
San Luis, Santiago de Cuba
Location of San Luis in Cuba
Coordinates: 20°11′17″N 75°50′55″W / 20.18806°N 75.84861°W / 20.18806; -75.84861Coordinates: 20°11′17″N 75°50′55″W / 20.18806°N 75.84861°W / 20.18806; -75.84861
Country  Cuba
Province Santiago de Cuba
Established 1827[1]
Area
 • Total 498 km2 (192 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 88,496
 • Density 177.7/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-226

San Luis is a town and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province of Cuba. It is located 19 km (12 mi) north of Santiago de Cuba.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1827 on the location of a ranch. Arrival of the railroad accelerated its development San Luis achieved municipality status on 19 August 1898.

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the municipality of San Luis had a population of 88,496.[2] With a total area of 498 km2 (192 sq mi), it has a population density of 177.7 /km2 (460 /sq mi).

The municipality is divided into the barrios of Dos Caminos, La Luz, Majaguabo, Monte Dos Leguas, Norte and Sur.[1]

Economy[edit]

  • It is a railroad junction
  • Agriculture: processing and trading of sugarcane, coffee, fruit, coffee roasting
  • Stock raising
  • Mining: manganese deposits
  • Industry: sugar mills Rafael Reyes (NNE) and Paquito Rosales (NE) are located nearby

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "San Luis". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b Santiago.cu (2006). "Municipalities of Santiago de Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05.  (Spanish)

External links[edit]

Media related to San Luis at Wikimedia Commons