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Cuba ( (listen); Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkuβa]), officially the Republic of Cuba (Spanish: República de Cuba ), is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Haiti and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is the largest city and capital; other major cities include Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. The area of the Republic of Cuba is 110,860 square kilometres (42,800 sq mi) (109,884 square kilometres (42,426 sq mi) without the territorial waters). The island of Cuba is the largest island in Cuba and in the Caribbean, with an area of 105,006 square kilometres (40,543 sq mi), and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants.

The territory that is now Cuba was inhabited by the Ciboney Taíno people from the 4th millennium BC until Spanish colonisation in the 15th century. From the 15th century, it was a colony of Spain until the Spanish–American War of 1898, when Cuba was occupied by the United States and gained nominal independence as a de facto United States protectorate in 1902. As a fragile republic, in 1940 Cuba attempted to strengthen its democratic system, but mounting political radicalization and social strife culminated in a coup and subsequent dictatorship under Fulgencio Batista in 1952. Open corruption and oppression under Batista's rule led to his ousting in January 1959 by the 26th of July Movement, which afterwards established communist rule under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. The country was a point of contention during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a nuclear war nearly broke out during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Cuba is one of few Marxist–Leninist socialist states, where the role of the vanguard Communist Party is enshrined in the Constitution. Independent observers have accused the Cuban government of numerous human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment.

Culturally, Cuba is considered part of Latin America. It is a multiethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves and a close relationship with the Soviet Union in the Cold War.

Cuba is a sovereign state and a founding member of the United Nations, the G77, the Non-Aligned Movement, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, ALBA and Organization of American States. The country is a regional power in Latin America and a middle power in world affairs. It has currently one of the world's only planned economies, and its economy is dominated by the exports of sugar, tobacco, coffee and skilled labor. According to the Human Development Index, Cuba has high human development and is ranked the eighth highest in North America, though 67th in the world. It also ranks highly in some metrics of national performance, including health care and education.



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AAgramonte (Matanzas)   Aguacate (La Habana)   Aguada de Pasajeros (Cienfuegos)   Alacranes (Matanzas)   Alamar (Ciudad de la Habana)   Alquizar (La Habana)   Amancio (Las Tunas)   Amarillas (Matanzas)   Antilla (Holguin)   Ariza (Cienfuegos)   Arriete (Cienfuegos)   Arroyo Blanco (Sancti Spiritus)   Artemisa (La Habana)  

BBaez (Villa Clara)   Báguanos (Holguin)   Bahía Honda (Pinar del Rio)   Banao (Sancti Spiritus)   Banes (Holguin)   Baracoa (Guantanamo)   Baraguá (Ciego de avila)   Bartolomé Masó (Granma)   Batabanó (La Habana)   Bauta (La Habana)   Bayamo (Granma)   Bejucal (La Habana)   Belic (Granma)   Boca de Camarioca (Matanzas)   Bolivia (Ciego de avila)   Bolondrón (Matanzas)   Boyeros (Ciudad de la Habana)   Buey Arriba (Granma)  

CCabaiguán (Sancti Spiritus)   Cabañas (Pinar del Rio)   Cabezas (Matanzas)   Cacocum (Holguin)   Caibarién (Villa Clara)   Caimanera (Guantanamo)   Caimito (La Habana)   Calabazar de Sagua (Villa Clara)   Calimete (Matanzas)   Calixto García (Holguin)   Camagüey (Camaguey)   Camajuaní (Villa Clara)   Campechuela (Granma)   Campo Florido (Ciudad de la Habana)   Candelaria (Pinar del Rio)   Cándido González (Camaguey)   Caracusey (Sancti Spiritus)   Cárdenas (Matanzas)   Carlos Rojas (Matanzas)   Cartagena (Cienfuegos)   Cascajal (Villa Clara)   Cascorro (Camaguey)   Casilda (Sancti Spiritus)   Castillo de Jagua Ciudad Nuclear (Cienfuegos)   Catalina de Güines (La Habana)   Cauto Cristo (Granma)   Cauto Embarcadero (Granma)   Cayo Coco (Ciego de avila)   Cayo Cruz (Camaguey)   Cayo Largo (Isla de la Juventud)   Cayo Mambí (Holguin)   Ceballos (Ciego de avila)   Ceiba Hueca (Granma)   Céspedes (Camaguey)   Chambas (Ciego de avila)   Charco Redondo (Granma)   Chivirico (Santiago de Cuba)   Cidra (Matanzas)   Ciego de Ávila (Ciego de avila)   Ciego Montero (Cienfuegos)   Cieneguilla (Granma)   Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos)   Cifuentes (Villa Clara)   Ciro Redondo (Ciego de avila)   Cojímar (Ciudad de la Habana)   Coliseo (Matanzas)   Colombia (Las Tunas)   Colón (Matanzas)   Condado (Sancti Spiritus)   Congojas (Cienfuegos)   Consolación del Sur (Pinar del Rio)   Contramaestre (Santiago de Cuba)   Corralillo (Villa Clara)   Cotorro (Ciudad de la Habana)   Covadonga (Cienfuegos)   Cruces (Cienfuegos)   Cubanacan (Pinar del Rio)   Cueto (Holguin)   Cumanayagua (Cienfuegos)  

DDelicias (Las Tunas)  

EEl Cano (Ciudad de la Habana)   El Purio (Villa Clara)   El Salvador (Guantanamo)   Encrucijada (Villa Clara)   Entronque de Herradura (Pinar del Rio)   Esmeralda (Camaguey)   España republicana (Matanzas)   Esperanza (Villa Clara)  

FFalcón (Villa Clara)   Felicidad (Guantanamo)   Florencia (Ciego de avila)   Florida (Camaguey)   Fomento (Sancti Spiritus)   Fructuoso Rodriguez (Matanzas)  

GGaspar (Ciego de avila)   George Washington (Villa Clara)   Gibara (Holguin)   Guadalupe (Ciego de avila)   Guáimaro (Camaguey)   Guamo Embarcadero (Granma)   Guanabacoa (Ciudad de la Habana)   Guanábana (Matanzas)   Guanabo (Ciudad de la Habana)   Guanajay (La Habana)   Guane (Pinar del Rio)   Guantánamo (Guantanamo)   Guardalavaca (Holguin)   Guaro (Holguin)   Guasimal (Sancti Spiritus)   Guayos (Sancti Spiritus)   Güines (La Habana)   Guira de Melena (La Habana)   Guisa (Granma)  

HHaití (Camaguey)   Hatillo (Villa Clara)   Hatuey (Camaguey)   Herradura (Pinar del Rio)   Holguín (Holguin)   Horquitas (Cienfuegos)   Hoyo Colorado (Matanzas)  

IIguara (Sancti Spiritus)   Imías (Guantanamo)   Isabel Rubio (Pinar del Rio)  

JJagüey Grande (Matanzas)   Jamaica (Guantanamo)   Jaronú (Camaguey)   Jaruco (La Habana)   Jatibonico (Sancti Spiritus)   Jesús Menéndez (Las Tunas)   Jíbaro (Sancti Spiritus)   Jicotea (Villa Clara)   Jiguaní (Granma)   Jobabo (Las Tunas)   Jose Marti (Pinar del Rio)   José Martí (Granma)   José Smith Comas (Matanzas)   Jovellanos (Matanzas)   Juan Gualberto Gómez (Matanzas)   Julia Mabay (Granma)   Jurisdicción (Santiago de Cuba)  

LLa Fé (Isla de la Juventud)   La Gloria (Camaguey)   La Habana (Ciudad de la Habana)   La Jagua (Camaguey)   Lajas (Cienfuegos)   La Maya (Santiago de Cuba)   La Palma (Pinar del Rio)   La Salud (La Habana)   Las Cañas (La Habana)   La Sierpe (Sancti Spiritus)   La Sierrita (Cienfuegos)   La Silla (Ciego de avila)   Las Mantecas (Holguin)   Las Margaritas (Camaguey)   Las Ovas (Pinar del Rio)   Las Pojas (Ciego de avila)   Las Tunas (Las Tunas)   La Tomatera (Camaguey)   La Vallita (Camaguey)   Levisa (Holguin)   Limonar (Matanzas)   López Peña (Pinar del Rio)   Los Arabos (Matanzas)   Los Palacios (Pinar del Rio)   Loynaz Hechevarria (Holguin)   Lugareño (Camaguey)  

MMadruga (La Habana)   Majagua (Ciego de avila)   Majibacoa (Las Tunas)   Manacas (Villa Clara)   Managua (Ciudad de la Habana)   Manajanabo (Villa Clara)   Manatí (Las Tunas)   Manguito (Matanzas)   Manicaragua (Villa Clara)   Mantua (Pinar del Rio)   Manuel Lazo (Pinar del Rio)   Manuel Tames (Guantanamo)   Manzanillo (Granma)   Mariel (La Habana)   Martí (Matanzas)   Mata (Villa Clara)   Matagua (Villa Clara)   Matanzas (Matanzas)   Máximo Gómez (Ciego de avila)   Maximo Gòmez (Matanzas)   Mayajigua (Sancti Spiritus)   Mayarí (Holguin)   Mayarí Arriba (Santiago de Cuba)   Melena del Sur (La Habana)   Mella (Santiago de Cuba)   Meneses (Sancti Spiritus)   Minas (Camaguey)   Minas de Matahambre (Pinar del Rio)   Moa (Holguin)   Mordazo (Villa Clara)   Morón (Ciego de avila)  

NNajasa (Camaguey)   Niquero (Granma)   Nueva Gerona (Isla de la Juventud)   Nueva Paz (La Habana)   Nuevitas (Camaguey)  

OOrlando González (Ciego de avila)  

PPablo de la Torriente Brau (Pinar del Rio)   Palenque (Guantanamo)   Palma Soriano (Santiago de Cuba)   Palmira (Cienfuegos)   Palos (La Habana)   Palpite (Matanzas)   Paso Real de San Diego (Pinar del Rio)   Pedro Betancourt (Matanzas)   Perea (Sancti Spiritus)   Perico (Matanzas)   Piedrecitas (Camaguey)   Pilón (Granma)   Pilotos (Pinar del Rio)   Pinar del Río (Pinar del Rio)   Placetas (Villa Clara)   Playa Baracoa (La Habana)   Playa de Santa Lucía (Camaguey)   Poso Blanco (Holguin)   Potrerillo (Cienfuegos)   Primero de Enero (Ciego de avila)   Puerta de Golpe (Pinar del Rio)   Puerto Esperanza (Pinar del Rio)   Puerto Padre (Las Tunas)   Punta Alegre (Ciego de avila)   Punta Brava (La Habana)  

QQuemado de Güines (Villa Clara)   Quivicán (La Habana)  

RRamón Balboa (Cienfuegos)   Rancho Veloz (Villa Clara)   Ranchuelo (Villa Clara)   Real Campiña (Cienfuegos)   Regla (Ciudad de la Habana)   Remates de Ariosa (Villa Clara)   Remedios (Villa Clara)   Río Cauto (Granma)   Rodas (Cienfuegos)   Rodrigo (Villa Clara)  

SSagua de Tánamo (Holguin)   Sagua la Grande (Villa Clara)   San Antonio de las Vegas (La Habana)   San Antonio de los Baños (La Habana)   San Antonio del Sur (Guantanamo)   San Cristóbal (Pinar del Rio)   Sancti Spiritus (Sancti Spiritus)   San Diego de Los Baños (Pinar del Rio)   San Diego del Valle (Villa Clara)   Sandino (Pinar del Rio)   San Fernando de Camarones (Cienfuegos)   San Francisco de Paula (Ciudad de la Habana)   San Germán (Holguin)   San Gerónimo (Camaguey)   San José de las Lajas (La Habana)   San Juan de los Yeras (Villa Clara)   San Juan y Martínez (Pinar del Rio)   San Luis (Pinar del Rio)   San Luis (Santiago de Cuba)   San Miguel de los Baños (Matanzas)   San Miguel del Padrón (Ciudad de la Habana)   San Nicolás de Bari (La Habana)   Santa Clara (Villa Clara)   Santa Cruz del Norte (La Habana)   Santa Cruz de los pines (Pinar del Rio)   Santa Cruz del Sur (Camaguey)   Santa Fe (Ciudad de la Habana)   Santa Lucia (Holguin)   Santa Lucia (Sancti Spiritus)   Santa Marta (Matanzas)   Santa Rita (Granma)   Santiago de Cuba (Santiago de Cuba)   Santiago de las Vegas (Ciudad de la Habana)   Santo Domingo (Villa Clara)   Senado (Camaguey)   Sevilla Arriba (Granma)   Sibanicú (Camaguey)   Sierra Morena (Villa Clara)   Siguaney (Sancti Spiritus)   Sola (Camaguey)   Sumidero (Pinar del Rio)   Surgidero de Batabanó (La Habana)  

TTacajó (Holguin)   Taguasco (Sancti Spiritus)   Tamarindo (Ciego de avila)   Torriente (Matanzas)   Trinidad (Sancti Spiritus)   Tuinicu (Sancti Spiritus)  

UUnión de Reyes (Matanzas)   Uvero (Santiago de Cuba)  

VVado del Yeso (Granma)   Varadero (Matanzas)   Veguitas (Granma)   Velasco (Ciego de avila)   Venegas (Sancti Spiritus)   Vertientes (Camaguey)   Viñales (Pinar del Rio)   Vueltas (Villa Clara)  

YYaguajay (Sancti Spiritus)   Yaguaramas (Cienfuegos)   Yara (Granma)  

ZZaza del Medio (Sancti Spiritus)   Zulueta (Villa Clara)  
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