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Pinar del Río Province facts for kids

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Capital: Pinar del Río
Area: 10,904.03km²
Inhabitants: 726,574
Population Density: 66.63 per km²
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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.

The Pinar del Río province has one of Cuba's three main mountain ranges, the Cordillera de Guaniguanico. The mountains are divided into the easterly Sierra del Rosario and the westerly Sierra de los Organos. These form a landscape characterised by steep sided limestone hills and flat, fertile valleys.

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Tobacco farm in Pinar de Rio

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.


Famous people from Pinar del Río

  • Omar Ajete - baseball player
  • Danys Baez - baseball player
  • 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

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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Provincia de Pinar del Río para niños

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