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Siboney, Cuba

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

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

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GeographyEdit

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

HistoryEdit

 
US Army arriving in Siboney

In 1898 Siboney and the nearby village of Daiquirí were locations where American forces came ashore in the Spanish–American War. The World War I transport ship USS Siboney (ID-2999) was named for this town, as was the escort carrier USS Siboney (CVE-112).

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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