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San Lorenzo, Santa Rita, Sur, Tacámara, Tasajeras, Uñas, Uñitas, Velasco, Yareyal and Yayal.[1]

Holguín
Skyline of Holguín
Coat of arms of Holguín
Coat of arms
Holguín municipality (red) within Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Holguín municipality (red) within
Holguín Province (yellow) and Cuba
Coordinates: 20°53′13″N 76°15′33″W / 20.88694°N 76.25917°W / 20.88694; -76.25917Coordinates: 20°53′13″N 76°15′33″W / 20.88694°N 76.25917°W / 20.88694; -76.25917
CountryCuba
ProvinceHolguín
Established1523[1]
Area
 • Total655.9 km2 (253.2 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total346,191
 • Density528/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Holguinero,-a
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4
Area code(s)+53 24
Vehicle registrationO

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EconomyEdit

 
Frexes Street in Holguin

The brewery Cervecería Bucanero is based in the city. It makes three brands of beer (Bucanero, Cristal and Mayabe) sold in contown area. Close by one finds the galleries Centro Provincial de Arte and Bayado, a library, the club Casa de la Trova, the Martí cinema, the Theatre Eddy Suñol, the Province Museum La Periquera, a science museum, and a history museum. From the hill Loma de la Cruz, where a large crucifix is installed, which can be ascended by its 450 stairs, one can oversee the whole city.

Holguín has a baseball stadium.

TransportationEdit

Holguín is served by Frank País Airport (HOG/MUHG), located at 20°47´08"N, 076°18´54"W, with flights to Havana and several other world destinations.

EducationEdit

The main post-secondary education institution is the University of Holguín "Oscar Lucero Moya" (Spanish: Universidad de Holguín "Oscar Lucero Moya", UHO).

Other post-secondary educational centers are Universidad de Ciencias Médicas "Mariana Grajales" (University of Medical Sciences) and Instituto Superior Pedagógico "José de la Luz y Caballero", ISPH (Pedagogical Institute of Holguin).

Notable residentsEdit

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guije.com. "Holguín" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ Statoids. "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  3. ^ Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  4. ^ Hijuelos, Oscar, Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir, 2011.
  5. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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