Place:Holguín, Cuba

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NameHolguín
Alt namesHolguínsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Holguínsource: Wikipedia
TypeProvince
Coordinates20.8°N 75.75°W
Located inCuba     (1500 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Holguín is one of the provinces of Cuba, the third most populous after Havana and Santiago de Cuba. It lies in the southeast of the country. Its major cities include Holguín (the capital), Banes, Antilla, Mayarí, and Moa.

The province has a population of slightly over one million people. Its territory exceeds , 25 percent of which are covered by forest.

History

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Christopher Columbus landed in what is believed to have been today's Holguín province on October 27, 1492. He declared that it was "the most beautiful country human eyes had ever seen".

The Holguín province was established in 1978, when it was split from the Oriente region.

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