SANCTI SPIRITUS , an old Cubancity in
See also:Clara province, situated on a sandy plain in an
See also:angle of the Yayabo
See also:river, which winds through the city . Pop . (1907) 17,440 . It is connected by railway with Zaza del Medio, on the
See also:main railway
See also:line of the
See also:island, and with its
See also:port, Tunas de Zaza, 30 M . (by
See also:rail) to the S . The
See also:hill called
See also:Pan de Azucar (
See also:loaf) is S.W. of the city . One
See also:church is said to be as old as the city, and others date from 1699, 1716, 1717, &c . The surrounding
See also:country is devoted principally to grazing . Sancti Spiritus was one of the seven cities founded by Diego Valasquez . Its settlement was ordered in 1514 and accomplished in 1516, and it is the fifth
See also:town of the island in age . The
See also:present city is about two leagues from the
See also:original site (
See also:Pueblo Viejo) . In 1518, as a result of the war of the Comunidades of Castille, a mimic war broke out in Sancti Spiritus among its two score villagers .
Theplace was sacked by French and
See also:English corsairs in 1719 . Illicit
See also:trade with
See also:Jamaica was the basis of
See also:local prosperity in the 18th century .
WILLIAM SANCROFT (1616-1693)
SANCTION (Lat. sanctia, from sancire, to decree or ...
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