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Las Tunas Province

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Capital:Victoria de Las Tunas
Area:15,990km²
Inhabitants:774,100
Population Density:48.4 per km²
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Map showing Las Tunas Province in Cuba

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

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

Cattle are also grazed in the province, which was, until the 1975, part of the Oriente province that was carved up into numerous smaller provinces by Fidel Castro's Marxist government. Victoria de 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.

Municipalities

  1. Amancio (Amancio)
  2. Colombia (Colombia)
  3. Jesús Menéndez (Jesús Menéndez)
  4. Jobabo (Jobabo)
  5. Las Tunas (Las Tunas)
  6. Majibacoa (Calixto)
  7. Manatí (Manatí)
  8. Puerto Padre (Puerto Padre)


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