Pinar del Río Province
|Capital:||Pinar del Río|
|Population Density:||66.63 per km²|
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.
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 RíoEdit
- Official site
- Visit Hotel Pinar del Río (in English)
- Villa Maria La Gorda (in English)
- Villa Cabo San Antonio (in English)
- Hotel Moka, Las Terrazas, Pinar del Río (in English)