Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean, made up of the main island, a few archipelagos, and the Isla de la Juventud. Cuba's nearest neighbors include the United States,
just 150 kilometers (93 miles) to the north, the Bahamas, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and the island of Hispaniola, which includes the countries of Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Cuba's islands have a combined area of 109,884 square kilometers (42,426 square miles). Cuba is the largest island of the archipelago, with an area of 104,556 square kilometers (40,369 square miles). This island is also the largest island in the Caribbean. Isla de la Juventud is the next largest island, which has an area of 2,200 square kilometers (849 square miles).
Cuba is divided into fifteen provinces and one special municipality, the second largest island, the Isla de la Juventud. The provinces are further divided into municipalities. The capital and largest city of Cuba is Havana, located in the province of La Habana (Havana) on the northwest coast.
|Province||Capital||Population - 2008 Census||Area(km.²)|
|Ciego de avila||Ciego de avila||422,354||6,783|
|Isla de la Juventud||Nueva Gerona||86,110||2,419|
|Las Tunas||Victoria de las Tunas||534,279||6,588|
|Mayabeque||San Jose de las Lajas||381,342||3,768|
|Pinar del Rio||Pinar del Rio||593,741||8,885|
|Sancti Spiritus||Sancti Spiritus||465,019||6,737|
|Santiago de Cuba||Santiago de Cuba||1,044,848||6,156|
|Villa Clara||Santa Clara||806,144||8,412|
Last Updated On : March 15, 2013