Holguín Province

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Holguín Province_table_infobox_0

Holguín ProvinceHolguín Province_header_cell_0_0_0
CountryHolguín Province_header_cell_0_1_0 CubaHolguín Province_cell_0_1_1
CapitalHolguín Province_header_cell_0_2_0 HolguínHolguín Province_cell_0_2_1
AreaHolguín Province_header_cell_0_3_0
TotalHolguín Province_header_cell_0_4_0 9,209.71 km (3,555.89 sq mi)Holguín Province_cell_0_4_1
Population (2010-12-31)Holguín Province_header_cell_0_5_0
TotalHolguín Province_header_cell_0_6_0 1,037,161Holguín Province_cell_0_6_1
DensityHolguín Province_header_cell_0_7_0 110/km (290/sq mi)Holguín Province_cell_0_7_1
Time zoneHolguín Province_header_cell_0_8_0 UTC-5 (EST)Holguín Province_cell_0_8_1
Area code(s)Holguín Province_header_cell_0_9_0 +53-024Holguín Province_cell_0_9_1
WebsiteHolguín Province_header_cell_0_10_0 Holguín Province_cell_0_10_1

Holguín (Spanish pronunciation: [olˈɣin) is one of the provinces of Cuba, the third most populous after Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Holguín Province_sentence_0

It lies in the southeast of the country. Holguín Province_sentence_1

Its major cities include Holguín (the capital), Banes, Antilla, Mayarí, and Moa. Holguín Province_sentence_2

The province has a population of slightly over one million people. Holguín Province_sentence_3

Its territory exceeds 9,300 km (3,600 sq mi), 25 percent of which is covered by forest. Holguín Province_sentence_4

History Holguín Province_section_0

Christopher Columbus landed in what is believed to have been today's Holguín province on October 27, 1492. Holguín Province_sentence_5

He declared that it was "the most beautiful land human eyes had ever seen". Holguín Province_sentence_6

The Holguín province was established in 1978, when it was split from the Oriente region. Holguín Province_sentence_7

Economy Holguín Province_section_1

Like much of Cuba, Holguín's economy is based around sugarcane, though other crops such as corn and coffee, as well as mining, are also large earners for the province. Holguín Province_sentence_8

A large nickel plus cobalt processing plant with shipping facilities was built in Moa, using foreign investment, much of it from Canada. Holguín Province_sentence_9

Chromium, iron and steel plants dot the province as well. Holguín Province_sentence_10

Tourism has only recently begun to be developed, offering beach resorts in the outskirts of the region, with a number of hotels around the Guardalavaca area, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Yuraguanal, Playa Blanca, Playa Pesquero, and Cayo Saetia. Holguín Province_sentence_11

The Cuchillas del Toa Biosphere Reserve, Sierra Cristal National Park and Alejandro de Humboldt National Park are partly located in the province. Holguín Province_sentence_12

Gibara is a little visited historical port located west of the main Guardalavaca resorts. Holguín Province_sentence_13

Recently a large number of tourists are being reported to have had visited the city and its rich culture and beauty. Holguín Province_sentence_14

Direct flights to Canada and Europe from Holguin airport limit transfer time to around 1 hour to most resorts on the Costa Holguinera. Holguín Province_sentence_15

Canadians and Europeans share the coral beaches with Cubans. Holguín Province_sentence_16

Municipalities Holguín Province_section_2

Holguín is divided into 14 municipalities: Holguín Province_sentence_17

Holguín Province_table_general_1

MunicipalityHolguín Province_header_cell_1_0_0 Population

(2004)Holguín Province_header_cell_1_0_1

Population

(2012)Holguín Province_header_cell_1_0_2

Area

(km²)Holguín Province_header_cell_1_0_3

LocationHolguín Province_header_cell_1_0_4 RemarksHolguín Province_header_cell_1_0_5
AntillaHolguín Province_cell_1_1_0 12,222Holguín Province_cell_1_1_1 12,415Holguín Province_cell_1_1_2 100Holguín Province_cell_1_1_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_1_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_1_5
BáguanosHolguín Province_cell_1_2_0 52,854Holguín Province_cell_1_2_1 50,700Holguín Province_cell_1_2_2 806Holguín Province_cell_1_2_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_2_4 Correct name: BáguanoHolguín Province_cell_1_2_5
BanesHolguín Province_cell_1_3_0 81,274Holguín Province_cell_1_3_1 79,856Holguín Province_cell_1_3_2 781Holguín Province_cell_1_3_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_3_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_3_5
CacocumHolguín Province_cell_1_4_0 42,623Holguín Province_cell_1_4_1 41,558Holguín Province_cell_1_4_2 661Holguín Province_cell_1_4_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_4_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_4_5
Calixto GarcíaHolguín Province_cell_1_5_0 57,867Holguín Province_cell_1_5_1 55,622Holguín Province_cell_1_5_2 617Holguín Province_cell_1_5_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_5_4 BuenaventuraHolguín Province_cell_1_5_5
CuetoHolguín Province_cell_1_6_0 34,503Holguín Province_cell_1_6_1 32,999Holguín Province_cell_1_6_2 326Holguín Province_cell_1_6_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_6_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_6_5
Frank PaísHolguín Province_cell_1_7_0 25,621Holguín Province_cell_1_7_1 24,334Holguín Province_cell_1_7_2 510Holguín Province_cell_1_7_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_7_4 Cayo MambíHolguín Province_cell_1_7_5
GibaraHolguín Province_cell_1_8_0 72,810Holguín Province_cell_1_8_1 71,991Holguín Province_cell_1_8_2 630Holguín Province_cell_1_8_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_8_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_8_5
HolguínHolguín Province_cell_1_9_0 326,740Holguín Province_cell_1_9_1 346,195Holguín Province_cell_1_9_2 666Holguín Province_cell_1_9_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_9_4 Provincial CapitalHolguín Province_cell_1_9_5
MayaríHolguín Province_cell_1_10_0 105,505Holguín Province_cell_1_10_1 102,354Holguín Province_cell_1_10_2 1,307Holguín Province_cell_1_10_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_10_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_10_5
MoaHolguín Province_cell_1_11_0 71,079Holguín Province_cell_1_11_1 75,020Holguín Province_cell_1_11_2 730Holguín Province_cell_1_11_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_11_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_11_5
Rafael FreyreHolguín Province_cell_1_12_0 50,080Holguín Province_cell_1_12_1 52,699Holguín Province_cell_1_12_2 620Holguín Province_cell_1_12_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_12_4 Santa LuciaHolguín Province_cell_1_12_5
Sagua de TánamoHolguín Province_cell_1_13_0 52,013Holguín Province_cell_1_13_1 48,213Holguín Province_cell_1_13_2 704Holguín Province_cell_1_13_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_13_4 Holguín Province_cell_1_13_5
Urbano NorisHolguín Province_cell_1_14_0 43,892Holguín Province_cell_1_14_1 41,116Holguín Province_cell_1_14_2 846Holguín Province_cell_1_14_3 Holguín Province_cell_1_14_4 San GermanHolguín Province_cell_1_14_5

Holguín Province_table_infobox_2

Holguín Province_description_list_0

  • Source: Population from 2004 and 2012 Census. Area from 1976 municipal re-distribution.Holguín Province_item_0_0

Demographics Holguín Province_section_3

In 2004, the province of Holguin had a population of 1,029,083. Holguín Province_sentence_18

With a total area of 9,292.83 km (3,587.98 sq mi), the province had a population density of 110.7/km (287/sq mi). Holguín Province_sentence_19

Per the 2012 census, the population was 1,035,072, and a similar population density of 111.38/km (288.5/sq mi). Holguín Province_sentence_20

Notable people Holguín Province_section_4

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  • Aroldis Chapman, left-handed pitcher for the New York YankeesHolguín Province_item_1_1
  • General Calixto García (1839-1898), independence wars patriotHolguín Province_item_1_2
  • Commander in Chief Fidel Castro (1926-2016), lawyer, former President of Cuba and First Secretary of the Communist Party of CubaHolguín Province_item_1_3
  • Army General Raúl Castro (1931), former minister of the Revolutionary Army Forces, Vice-President of Cuba, President of Cuba and current First Secretary of the Communist Party of CubaHolguín Province_item_1_4
  • Mario Kindelan two times boxing olympic champion 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the lightweight categoryHolguín Province_item_1_5
  • Entrepreneur and Broadcaster Marcos A. Rodriguez son of Marcos Rodriguez, Sr. (1927-1992), former manager of CMKF Radio in HolguinHolguín Province_item_1_6
  • Cesar Morales, PianistHolguín Province_item_1_7
  • Frank Fernández, PianistHolguín Province_item_1_8
  • Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973), last president of the Republican era (1902 to the Revolution of 1959)Holguín Province_item_1_9
  • Faustino Oramas, musicianHolguín Province_item_1_10

See also Holguín Province_section_5

Holguín Province_unordered_list_2

  • OrienteHolguín Province_item_2_11


Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holguín Province.