Country : Cuba
Area : Pico Turquino
Pico Turquino (centre) is the highest point (6,476 ft. / 1.974 m) in Cuba. It is located in the south-eastern part of the island, in the Sierra Maestra mountain range, Santiago de Cuba Province.
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The name is believed to be a corruption of turquoise (Spanish: turquesa) peak, named so for the blue hues taken by the heights in certain views. It was first mentioned (under the name "Tarquino") on a map drawn by Gerardo Kramer in the late 18th century.