Palma Soriano


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Palma Soriano

(päl`mä sōryä`nō), city (1981 pop. 55,851), Santiago de Cuba prov., SE Cuba, in the Cauto River valley. It is a road and rail hub and the commercial and processing center for a rich coffee and sugarcane area. Palma Soriano emerged in the early 19th cent. as the heart of a coffee-growing zone developed by French emigrants from Haiti.

Palma Soriano

 

a city in eastern Cuba on the Cauto River, in Santiago de Cuba Province. Population, 41,200 (1970). Palma Soriano has a railroad station. It is the market center of an agricultural region, which produces sugarcane, coffee, cocoa, fruit, and rice and engages in stockraising. It has food-processing, tobacco, and leather goods industries.

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The quake struck about 50 miles away from the southeast coast, with tremors felt about 100 miles away from the epicenter in cities including Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, Palma Soriano and Bayamo, Earthquake Track (http://earthquaketrack.
Koont also paid an unofficial visit to Santiago de Cuba, in particular the municipality of Palma Soriano which has earned awards and national status under the national urban agriculture movement.
Beyond Santiago, the most affected cities are San Luis, Palma Soriano and Songo La Maya.
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Fue en Santiago de Cuba donde encontre a una historiadora que me informo que en Palma Soriano vio papeles que eran del papa de Fidel, quien entro a Cuba "en la noche del 3 al 4 de diciembre de 1899, en el vapor Mabana de la compania trasatlantica francesa, como inmigrante sin familia".
German Donatien, a native of Palma Soriano (province of Santiago de Cuba), began studying guitar at age ten at Caturla Conscrvatory in Havana.
El 28 de diciembre, el jefe de Operaciones de Batista, Eulogio Cantillo, se reunio con Fidel Castro cerca de Palma Soriano.
Other important cities are Palma Soriano (76,179 as of 2002, the last available year), Contramaestre (44,752), San Luis (33,717), La Maya (21,278), Dos Caminos (11,907), Baire (11,659), Mella (11,195), El Cobre (10,477), Mayari Arriba (10,264), El Cristo (9,354), Alto Songo (7,338), Baragua (5,889) and Palmarito del Cauto (5,446).
The city of Santiago dc Cuba is home to 40% of all santiagucros, while the five largest urban centers (Santiago, Palma Soriano.
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It is no coincidence that hundreds of places--from Pinar del PJo's La Palma in the west to Santiago de Cuba's Palma Soriano in the east--are named after this magnificent family of trees.
Besides the capital, other important cities in Santiago de Cuba province are Palma Soriano (80,000), Contramaestre (40,000), San Luis (34,000), Mayari Arriba (27,000), La Maya (20,000), Baire (13,000), Mella (12,000), El Cobre (10,000), El Cristo (9,000), Alto Songo (7,000), Baragua (7,000) and Palmarito del Cauto (6,000).