Las Tunas Province
|Las Tunas Province|
|Province of Cuba|
|• Total||6,595.25 km2 (2,546.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||81/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
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).
The Las Tunas province was established in 1976, when it was split from the 'Oriente Province.
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.
|Las Tunas||187,438||891||Provincial capital|
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- (Spanish) Historical site of the city of Las Tunas
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- Government of Cuba (2002). "Population by Province". Retrieved 2007-10-02. (Spanish)
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