Geography

Las Tunas city is the third more extensive of Las Tunas county, and the 34 more extensive of Cuba. As for population, It is the city with the largest population in the county, 36,5% of the total; and the number 9 of the country.

Area and population density

Area: 895,34 km²
Population: 195.246 inhabitants
Population density: 148,24 inhabitant / km² (data of 2008)

Las Tunas city have a strategic location to be the entrance of Oriente province. This city is crossed by the highway and the central railroad, the most important overland route in the whole country. Las Tunas City is an important junction that links with the other municipalities of the county.

Location

Latitude: 20° 57' 25" N
Longitude: 76° 57' 13" 0
Height above sea level: 90 m
Distance N-S: 4 km
Distance E-W: 7 km

The predominant climate in Las Tunas city is tropical hot, with rainy station in summer time. In Season going from November to April, changes of time and climate become apparent, with daily sudden changes in temperature, associated to frontal systems in their path, to the continental anticyclonic influence and extra-tropical low pressures centers. From May to October, on the other hand, few variations of time show up, with the influence more or less marked of the Anticyclone of North Atlantic. The most important changes are linked with the presence of disturbances in the tropical circulation (East waves and tropical hurricanes).