Pinar del Río


Pinar del Río

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website = [http://www.pinardelrio.pinar.cu/ Pinar del Río webpage]
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Pinar del Río is a city in Cuba. It is the capital of Pinar del Río Province.

Inhabitants of the area are called "Pinareños".

Neighborhoods in the city include "La Conchita", "La Coloma", "Briones Montoto" and "Las Ovas".

History

The city was originally founded by the Spanish as "Nueva Filipina" (New Philippine), and was renamed Pinar del Río in 1774. [Cite web| url = http://www.frommers.com/destinations/pinardelrio/3177010001.html| title = Introduction to Pinar del Rio | author = Frommer's | authorlink = Frommer's| accessdate = 2007-02-12] It was one of the last major cities in Cuba founded by the Spanish.

Economy

The city is located in a major tobacco-growing area and is a centre of the cigar industry.

Education

The main secondary education institution is the University of Pinar del Rio.

Demographics

In the 2002 national census, the following statistics were recorded:
*Area: 70.7 km² (city); 708km² (municipality)
*Population: 189,221 (total); 152,200 (city); 30,417 (surrounding rural area)
*Density: 270,4 /km²

In 2004, the municipality of Pinar del Río had a population of 190,532.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=2007-10-07 Es icon] With a total area of km2 to mi2|708|abbr=yes|wiki=yes,Cite web|url=http://www.statoids.com/ycu.html|title=Municipios of Cuba|author=Statoids| year=2003| month=July| accessdate=2007-10-07 ] it has a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|269.1|abbr=yes.

Art

The international exhibited Cuban painter, Mario Bencomo, was born here.

References

External links

*es icon [http://www.pinardelrio.pinar.cu/ Pinar del Río.cu]


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