Cuba - Location, size, and extent





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The Republic of Cuba consists of one large island and several small ones situated on the northern rim of the Caribbean Sea, about 160 km (100 mi) south of Florida. With an area of 110,860 sq km (42,803 sq mi), it extends 1,223 km (760 mi) E W and about 89 km (55 mi) N S . Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, accounting for more than one-half of West Indian land area. Comparatively, the area occupied by Cuba is slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania. It is separated from Florida by the Straits of Florida, from the Bahamas and Jamaica by various channels, from Haiti by the Windward Passage, and from Mexico by the Yucatán Channel and the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba's total coastline is 3,735 km (2,316 mi). The largest offshore island, the Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud), formerly known as the Isle of Pines (Isla de Pinos), lies southwest of the main island and has an area of 2,200 sq km (849 sq mi); the other islands have a combined area of 3,715 sq km (1,434 sq mi).

Cuba's capital city, Havana, is located on its north coast.

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joanne
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Oct 3, 2008 @ 7:07 am
This was the only site that I could find that would tell me what state in the US Cuba is relevant to in size.
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Sep 14, 2009 @ 6:06 am
The article was very helpful to me in establishing the actual size of the whole of the Carribean.
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Dec 1, 2009 @ 8:08 am
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Jan 17, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
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Feb 22, 2010 @ 10:10 am
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Apr 21, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
thanks for all the information!! hopefully I'll do really well on my report on cuba!!!
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Jun 27, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Really helpful info. I was trying to compare to guatemala's size, i give it a 5 =) thanks!!! by the way im 100% Cuban =3
alex
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Apr 25, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
thanks for all this information ! i used it for my report on cuba ! :DDD
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Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
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PRD
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Jul 4, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Moreover, the island does not have an insular base, it floats, it also now has 20 provinces versus the only 6 it had back in '66 when I left.
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