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Republic of Cuba
República de Cuba
   Cuba is the largest of the islands of the Antilles and also the one with the most particular history, given that it is a unique geo-political case in the world panorama. Cuba is about 200 km from the coast of Florida and is very elongated (1,200 km from east to west); many other islands that surround the main one are also part of the territory.
Government type Socialist republic
Area 109,884 km² (42,426 sq mi)
Population 11,167,000 inh. (2012 census)
Population 11,296,000 inh. (2022 est.)
Population density 103 inh/km² (266 inh/mi²)
Capital Havana (2,131,000 pop.)
Currency Cuban peso
Human development index 0.783 (70th place)
Languages Spanish
Life expectancy M 77 years, F 81 years
Location in North-Central America

Boundaries:

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
United States (Guantanamo Bay Naval Base) SOUTH

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF CUBA


Largest cities
Havana 2,131,000 pop.
Santiago de Cuba 433,000 pop.
Camagüey 311,000 pop.
Holguín 302,000 pop.
Highest mountains
Pico Turquino 1,974 m (6,476 ft)
Longest rivers
Rio Cauto 343 km (213 mi)
Largest lakes
Laguna de Leche 72 km² (28 sq mi)
Largest islands
Cuba 104,553 km² (40,368 sq mi)
Isla de la Juventud 2,204 km² (851 sq mi)
Cayo Romano 777 km² (300 sq mi)
Cayo Coco 370 km² (143 sq mi)
Cayo Sabinal 335 km² (129 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF CUBA

   Cuba is administratively divided into 15 provinces and 1 special municipality (Isla de la Juventud); Camagüey and Matanzas the two largest provinces and the only ones with an area of over 10,000 square meters; the province of the capital Havana is instead the smallest one, but at the same time also the most populated, thanks to over two million inhabitants, with Santiago de Cuba and Holguín just over a million people.

   In 13 cities there are over 100,000 inhabitants; the distribution of the population is quite homogeneous, given that in almost all the provinces there is an important urban center.






Havana



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L'Avana
L'Avana

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Varadero

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