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Country  Cuba
University  University of Holguin
Area  655.9 km2
Founded  1523
Points of interest  Parque de las Flores

Holguin is a municipality and city, the capital of the Cuban Province of Holguin. It also includes a tourist area, offering beach resorts in the outskirts of the region.


Map of Holguin


There are several small city parks such as Parque Infantil, Parque San Jose, Parque San Isidoro, Parque Marti among others, most central the Calixto Garcia in the downtown area. Close by one finds the galleries Centro Provincial de Arte and Bayado, a library, the club Casa de la Trova, the Marti cinema, the Theatre Eddy Sunol, the Province Museum La Periquera, a science museum, and a history museum. From the hill Loma de la Cruz, where a large crucifix is installed, which can be ascended by its 450 stairs, one can oversee the whole city.

Holguin has a baseball stadium. The Frank Pais International Airport (city code HOG) is connected to Havana and several other world destinations.


The main secondary education institution is the University of Holguin.


In 2004, the municipality of Holguin had a population of 326,740. With a total area of 666 km2 (257 sq mi), it has a population density of 490.6/km2 (1,271/sq mi).


Holguin is served by Frank Pais Airport (HOG/MUHG), located at 20°47´08"N, 076°18´54"W.

Notable residents

Sister cities

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Holguin in the past, History of Holguin

It was founded as San Isidoro de Holguin in 1545, and it is named after its founder Captain Garcia Holguin, a Spanish military officer. Prior to 1976, Holguin was located in the province of Oriente.


The municipality is divided into the barrios of Aguaras, Aguas Claras, Alcala, Arroyo Blanco del Sur, Baguanos, Cabezuelas, Cacocun, Calderon, Camazan, Cauto del Cristo, Corralillo, Cruces de Purnio, Damian, Floro Perez,Gibara, Guabasiabo, Guayabal, Guirabo, Haticos del Purial, La Aguada, La Cuaba, La Palma, La Rioja, Las Calabazas, Managuaco, Melones, Norte, Omaja, Purnio, San Agustin, San Andres, San Francisco, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Santa Rita, Sur, Tacamara, Tasajeras, Unas, Unitas, Velasco, Yareyal and Yayal.


The brewery Cerveceria Bucanero - a joint venture with Labatt of Canada - is based in the city. It makes three brands of beer (Bucanero, Cristal and Mayabe) sold in convertible pesos.


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