Cuba

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The country of Cuba

Continent: North America

States/Provinces in Cuba: Guantánamo Province

 


Emergencies in this area: 2010 Hurricane Tomas, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2017 Hurricane Irma

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The Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city. To the north of Cuba lies the United States and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the Southeast. Total area: 109,886 km2 (42,427 sq mi). Population: 2008 estimate 11,236,444; 2002 census 11,177,743. Wikipedia:Cuba

Provinces

The country is subdivided into 14 provinces and one special municipality (Isla de la Juventud). These were formerly part of six larger historical provinces: Pinar del Río, Habana, Matanzas, Las Villas, Camagüey and Oriente. The present subdivisions closely resemble those of the Spanish military provinces during the Cuban Wars of Independence, when the most troublesome areas were subdivided. The provinces are divided into municipalities.

Administrative divisions 1-15 are listed from west to east.

  1. Pinar del Río Province
  2. Havana Province
  3. Havana City
  4. Matanzas Province
  5. Cienfuegos Province
  6. Villa Clara Province
  7. Sancti Spíritus Province
  1. Ciego de Ávila Province
  2. Camagüey Province
  3. Las Tunas Province
  4. Granma Province
  5. Holguín Province
  6. Santiago de Cuba Province
  7. Guantánamo Province
  8. Isla de la Juventud (located south of Havana Province)

Wikipedia:Cuba#Government_and_politics