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SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 193 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, an inland city of Havana province, Cuba, about 12 M. S. of Havana. Pop. (1907) 6462. Tobacco is the principal industry. An agricultural experiment station is maintained here by the Cuban government. The town dates from 1688, when a church was built for a colony of tobacco cultivators of the neighbourhood. In 1721 it received the title and privileges of a villa, and in 1824 those of a ciudad.
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