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Capital:Holguín
Area:9,300 km²
Inhabitants:1,013,600
Population Density:109 per km²
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Map showing Holguín Province in Cuba

Holguín is one of the provinces of Cuba, the second most populous after Ciudad de la Habana. It lies in the southeast of the country. Its major cities include Holguín (the capital), Banes, Antilla, Mayarí, and Moa.

The province has a population of slightly over one million people. Its territory extends over more than 9300 km², 25 percent of which are covered by forest.

Like much of Cuba, Holguín's economy is based around sugar, though mining, corn and coffee are also large earners for the province.

At Moa, there is a huge cobalt processing plant with shipping facilities, that was constructed with the help of foreign aid, much of it from Canada. There are chrome, nickel, iron and steel plants dotted throughout the province as well.

Tourism has only recently begun to be exploited by the Castro government, and in Holguín, there are numerous hotels around the Guardalavaca area.

Christopher Columbus landed in what is today Holguín province on October 27, 1492. He declared that it was "the most beautiful country human eyes had ever seen".

Municipalities

Holgúin is divided into 14 municipalities:

  1. Antilla (Antilla)
  2. Báguanos (Báguanos)
  3. Banes (Banes)
  4. Cacocum (Cacocum)
  5. Calixto García (Buenaventura)
  6. Cueto (Cueto)
  7. Frank País (Cayo Mambí)
  8. Gibara (Gibara)
  9. Holguín (Holguín)
  10. Mayarí (Mayarí)
  11. Moa (Moa)
  12. Rafael Freyre (Rafael Freyre)
  13. Sagua de Tánamo (Sagua de Tánamo)
  14. Urbano Noris (Urbano Noris)



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