Las Tunas Province

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Las Tunas Province
Province of Cuba
Las Tunas in Cuba.svg
Country Cuba
Capital Las Tunas
Area[1]
 • Total 6,595.25 km2 (2,546.44 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 536,027
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-31

Las Tunas is one of the provinces of Cuba. Major towns include Puerto Padre and Amancio, as well as the capital, Las Tunas (sometimes known just as Tuna, and historically named Victoria de Las Tunas).[2]

Overview[edit]

The Las Tunas province was established in 1976, when it was split from the 'Oriente Province.

The southern coast, which opens onto the Gulf of Guacanayabo, is marshy and characterised by mangroves. This wet area is used to grow sugarcane, as the wet climate is well suited for the crop.

Cattle are also grazed in the province, which was, until 1975, part of the Oriente province that was divided into five smaller provinces by the Cuban government. The city of Las Tunas was just a small market town until that year, and a large development program was started to modernise the town and connect it by road to Havana.[citation needed]

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2004)
Area
(km²)
Location Remarks
Amancio 41,523 857 20°49′11″N 77°35′3″W / 20.81972°N 77.58417°W / 20.81972; -77.58417 (Amancio)
Colombia 32,942 563 20°59′27″N 77°24′57″W / 20.99083°N 77.41583°W / 20.99083; -77.41583 (Colombia)
Jesús Menéndez 51,002 638 21°09′49″N 76°28′38″W / 21.16361°N 76.47722°W / 21.16361; -76.47722 (Jesús Menéndez)
Jobabo 49,403 884 20°54′29″N 77°16′59″W / 20.90806°N 77.28306°W / 20.90806; -77.28306 (Jobabo)
Las Tunas 187,438 891 20°57′36″N 76°57′16″W / 20.96000°N 76.95444°W / 20.96000; -76.95444 (Las Tunas) Provincial capital
Majibacoa 40,264 621 20°55′2″N 76°52′34″W / 20.91722°N 76.87611°W / 20.91722; -76.87611 (Calixto) Calixto
Manatí 33,573 953 21°18′53″N 76°56′15″W / 21.31472°N 76.93750°W / 21.31472; -76.93750 (Manatí)
Puerto Padre 93,705 1,178 21°11′43″N 76°36′5″W / 21.19528°N 76.60139°W / 21.19528; -76.60139 (Puerto Padre)
Source: Population from 2004 Census.[3] Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2004, the province of Las Tunas had a population of 529,850.[3] With a total area of 6,587.75 km2 (2,543.54 sq mi),[5] the province had a population density of 80.4/km2 (208/sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población". Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010. 
  2. ^ (Spanish) Historical site of the city of Las Tunas
  3. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  4. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  5. ^ Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-02. 

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