There are more people in Santiago de Cuba Province than in any other province on the island of Cuba. There is a big city called Santiago de Cuba that is the main administrative centre in Cuba. Palma Soriano, Contramaestre, San Luis, and Songo-la Maya are some of the other big cities in the country.
Santiago de Cuba is the second-largest city in Cuba. It is also the capital of Santiago de Cuba Province, which is a province in Cuba. There are about 870 km (540 miles) southeast of the Cuban capital of Havana. It is in the southeast of the island.
All of these communities are in the municipality: Antonio Maceo, Bravo, Castillo Duany, Daiquiri; Castillo Duany; Daiquiri; El Caney; El Cobre; El Cristo; Guilera; Leyte Vidal; Moncada; Siboney. The municipality is 1,023.8 km2 (395.3 sq mi).
Santiago de Cuba was the second most important city on the island after Havana. It is still the second-largest. One of the most important ports of call in the Caribbean Sea. It's on a bay that is connected to the Caribbean Sea. City of Santiago de Cuba had 431,272 people in 2012.