Pinar del Río Province


Pinar del Río Province

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Pinar del Río is one of the provinces of Cuba. It is at the western end of the island of Cuba.

Geography

The Pinar del Río province contains one of Cuba's three main mountain ranges, the Cordillera de Guaniguanico, divided into the easterly Sierra del Rosario and the westerly Sierra de los Organos. These form a landscape characterised by steep sided limestone hills (called mogotes) and flat, fertile valleys. Such a topographic feature, the Viñales Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The northern coast opens to the great Gulf of Mexico, and is lined by the Colorados Archipelago, a string of cays and isles developed on a reef barrier. The western most point of Cuba, Cabo San Antonio is located on the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, which is a National Park and a Biosphere Reserve.

Economy

The province relies on tobacco farming, with Pinar del Río producing 70% of Cuba's crop, used to make the cigars that are so prized overseas. The best tobacco, used for more expensive cigar brands, is grown in the flat lands of San Juan y Martínez. Tourism in the Viñales Valley is another important part of the economy.

Municipalities

"Source: Population from 2004 Census."Cite web| url=http://www.atenas.inf.cu/todo/Estadisticas/TABLA%20No_3balance.htm| title=2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality| author= Atenas.cu| year= 2004| accessdate=2007-10-06 Es icon] "Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution."Cite web|url=http://www.statoids.com/ycu.html|title=Municipios of Cuba|author=Statoids| year=2003| month=July| accessdate=2007-10-06 ]

Famous people from Pinar del Río

* Omar Ajete - baseball player
* Danys Baez - baseball player
* Willy Chirino - singer/song-writer
* José Contreras - baseball player
* Silvia Costa - high jumper
* Emeterio González - javelin thrower
* Pedro Luis Lazo - baseball player
* Omar Linares - baseball player
* Alay Soler - baseball player
* Alejandro Robaina - famed tobacco grower
* Frank Delgado - singer/song-writer

Demographics

In 2004, the province of Pinar Del Rio had a population of 730,626.Cite web| url=http://www.atenas.inf.cu/todo/Estadisticas/TABLA%20No_3balance.htm| title=2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality| author= Atenas.cu| year= 2004| accessdate=2007-10-02 Es icon] With a total area of km2 to mi2|10904.03|abbr=yes|wiki=yes,Cite web| url=http://www.cubagob.cu/otras_info/censo/tablas_html/ii_4.htm| title=Population by Province| author= Government of Cuba| year= 2002| accessdate=2007-10-02 Es icon] the province had a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|67.0|abbr=yes.

References

External links

* [http://www.pinar.cu/ Pinar.cu]

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