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Santa Clara

[san-tuh klar-uh; for 1 also Spanish sahn-tah klah-rah] /ˈsæn tə ˈklær ə; for 1 also Spanish ˈsɑn tɑ ˈklɑ rɑ/
noun
1.
a city in central Cuba.
2.
a city in central California, S of San Francisco.
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Santa Clara

/Spanish ˈsanta ˈklara/
noun
1.
a city in W central Cuba: sugar and tobacco industries. Pop: 216 000 (2005 est)
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city, central Cuba. It lies at 367 feet (112 m) above sea level amid hills of coral rock. Founded in 1689 by families fleeing constant pirate threats in coastal Remedios, Santa Clara occupies the site of the ancient Indian town of Cubanacan, which, according to some authorities, Columbus mistook for the headquarters of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.

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