That is the people of Las Tunas, faithful, noble, rebellious, enthusiastic. They know how to decorate the city with the most sparkling colors when carnivals, parties, fairs, weeks of culture and Cucalambeanas are involved. Hosts that leave marked happy memories and desires to return to this town of singers and poets that becomes Las Tunas.
The municipalities of Las Tunas are 8: Manatí, Puerto Padre, Jesus Menéndez, Majibacoa, Jobabo, Colombia, Amancio, and the capital that bears the same name of the province: Las Tunas. This territory has 536,812 inhabitants and is the Las Tunas municipality with 206,096 which has the highest population density.
The government in Las Tunas is constituted by the Provincial Assembly of Popular Power and its organs. These are: the permanent work commissions, the popular councils, the council of the administration, and the administrative entities.
Economy of Las Tunas
The economy of Las Tunas is based on the production of sugar and its derivatives. It’s common to enjoy beautiful cane fields in the Las Tunas countryside. There are several sugar farms where the sugar consumed in the country is produced and exported. On the other hand, agriculture characterizes the daily life. The farmers of this territory are the ones that grow tobacco, rice, fruits, among others. Livestock is also a substantial part of the local economy. Nowadays, agriculture is related to tourist activities and that’s why the tourist offer in Las Tunas includes the visit to farms to do rural tourism to watch the work with agroecological techniques and the consumption of typical Cuban natural and cultural products.
Health System in Las Tunas
Las Tunas health system is outstanding. The territory has 3 general hospitals, 2 children’s hospitals and 1 psychiatric clinic, as well as several services units in order to get to each and every single inhabitant. Health services are free and one can access to them through a system that includes from the primary attention from a general doctor to the most complex services.
Children are protected in every single aspect in Las Tunas. The government, according to state policies, boosts the development of the children, respecting their rights and needs. From the perspective of equality, the territory works to make sure its children are healthy, educated and most of all, happy throughout their development.
Sport in Las Tunas
Sport in Las Tunas is lucky enough to have great figures among its children. Seven athletes stand out, as they climbed to the top of podium of the Olympic Games in different disciplines and in the Chess Olympics.
In Munich 1972, the great champion Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence wins the gold medal in boxing. Another three titles were gained by the ballplayers Ermidelio Urrutia Quiroga and Juan Carlos Perez in Barcelona 1992 and Osmani Urrutia Ramirez in Atenas 2004.
Other two titles of the highest hierarchy of world’s sports were conquered in the Chess Olympics by the Grand Masters Lazaro Bruzon Batista and Yaniet Marrero.