Pinar Del Rio
PINAR DEL RIO, capital of Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba, about 107 m. S.W. by railway from Havana. Pop. (190?), 10,634. The city is in the fertile valley of the Guama. It is the centre of the tobacco industry of the Vuelta Abajo region. Its port is La Coloma, on the southern coast. The pueblo was created after 1773; but the history of the settlement goes back to 1571, and the parochial church dates from 1710.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)