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ID: 7006416
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006416

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Santiago de Cuba (inhabited place)  Santiago de Cuba (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 20 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 20.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 075 49 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Hernando Cort├ęs set out from here to conquer Mexico in 1518; focus of Spanish-American War; Spanish fleet was destroyed on July 3, 1898; site of Castro's July 26 Movement in late 1950s; city prospered in next two decades; noted as a cultural center.

Names:
Santiago de Cuba (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cuba (nation)  ........  Cuba (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Santiago de Cuba (province)  ............  Santiago de Cuba (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Santiago de Cuba (inhabited place)  ................  Santiago de Cuba (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Diego Velázquez, nation's first governor, in 1514
city (C)  ............  moved to present site in 1522
provincial capital (C)
tourist center (C)
national capital (H)  ............  from 1522-1589

Sources and Contributors:
Santiago de Cuba..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 828-829
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 433
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 828-829
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 433
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 176
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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