San Luis, Santiago de Cuba

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San Luis
San Luis Cuba skyline.JPG
San Luis municipality (red) within Santiago Province (yellow) and Cuba
San Luis municipality (red) within
Santiago Province (yellow) and 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
CountryCuba
ProvinceSantiago de Cuba
Established1827[1]
Area
 • Total498 km2 (192 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total88,496
 • Density177.7/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-2248

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" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ a b Santiago.cu (2006). "Municipalities of Santiago de Cuba" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-10-05.

External links[edit]

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