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Sandino, Cuba

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Country  Cuba
Elevation  10 m
Area  1,718 km2

Sandino is a municipality and town in the Pinar del Rio Province of Cuba.


Map of Sandino, Cuba

The town is located close to the coast and as such, fishing is the main economic resource of this place. It is also the gateway to the Guanahacabibes peninsula, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


Various high schools (Spanish secundarias) are established in Sandino, with students from San Juan y Martinez, San Luis, all the way to Guane and Isabel Rubio (approximately an are of about 70 kilometres (43 mi)). Sandino is the newest pole of the Cuban university program ELAM (Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina) where the Cuban government has placed many similar medical faculties. Many of the students are from Latin America and Caribbean countries such as Guyana, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru, Suriname, Dominica, St. Lucia, Belize, Jamaica, Haiti, St. Vincent, Antigua, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Grenada, Barbados and more countries to be expected like Tuvalu and the Philippines. They are part of the new education program of the Escuela Latin Americana de Medicina.

There are several campuses located in this municipality. Most only contain people from one country (300 or more students), but there are others such as ELAM 10 that have more than 15 nationalities enrolled. These are however in lesser quantities and have a total of up to 500 students.


There are not many roads in this municipality. And even out of this little number, most roads do not have names. The locations are identified by the farms they lead towards. There are regular buses that frequent the town of Sandino, and straight to several locations as Guane, Isabel Rubio and Pinar del Rio. It is not uncommon to see oxcarts, donkey-carts and horse-driven carts. Most people have to walk great distances before they can find viable transportation. Hitchhiking is very common in these areas.

In the village of La Fe starts the national road Carretera Central, passing also through Sandino.


In 2004, the municipality of Sandino had a population of 39,245. With a total area of 1,718 km2 (663 sq mi), it has a population density of 22.8/km2 (59/sq mi).


Sandino, Cuba Beautiful Landscapes of Sandino, Cuba

Located in the westernmost area of Cuba, the municipality borders with the territories of Guane and Mantua. Its westernmost point is Cape San Antonio (Cabo de San Antonio).


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