Santiago de Cuba Facts
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Santiago de Cuba Fast Facts

Population420,000 (approx.)
CountryCuba
LanguagesSpanish
GeographyLocated in the southeastern part of Cuba, between the Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Maestra mountains.
ClimateSantiago de Cuba enjoys a tropical climate with hot temperatures all year round. The rainiest months, by far, are May and October while the driest months are December through April.
Average Temperatures Year-round high temperatures around 85ºF (29.5ºC)
Year-round low temperatures around 75ºF (24ºC)
Local fareKnown as "comida criolla" (Creole food). Plentiful, tasty and generally pretty greasy. Cuban staples: congrí (rice with black beans), fried plantains, chuletas (thin filets), lomo ahumado (smoked loin), lobster or shrimp "ajillo" (sauteed in garlic & oil), mojo (tasty sauce), ropa vieja (dish of shredded beef simerd in tomato-based sauce), ostiones (oysters with tomato sauce & lime juice), fried chicken, rum cocktails, ice cream, flan (baked custard).
Did you know?Santiago de Cuba is recognized as the birthplace of practically all genres of popular traditional Cuban music: son, rumba, trova, etc.
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