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Where is Cuba?

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Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Cuba covers 109,820 square kilometers of land and 1,040 square kilometers of water, making it the 106th largest nation in the world with a total area of 110,860 square kilometers.

Cuba became an independent state in 1902, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Cuba is 11,075,244 (2012) and the nation has a density of 101 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Cuba is the Peso Convertible (CUC). As well, the people of Cuba are refered to as Cuba.

The dialing code for the country is 53 and the top level internet domain for Cuba sites is .cu.

Cuba shares land borders with only one country, United States Of America.

To learn more, visit our detailed Cuba section.

Quick facts

Population 11,075,244
Density 100.8 / km2 ( 261.2 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1902
Capital Havana (La Habana)
Currency Peso Convertible
GDP 77,149,700,000 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 6,966 (2013 data)
Land Area 109,820 km2 (42,402 mi2)
Water Area 1,040 km2 (402 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -84.950
Maximum Longitude -74.140
Mininum Latitude 19.830
Maximum Latitude 23.280

What is the capital of Cuba?

map showing the location of Cuba
Location of Havana on a map.

Havana is the capital city of Cuba. It has a population of 2,163,824, and is located on a latitue of 23.13 and longitude of -82.38.

Havana is also the political center of Cuba, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Havana, the Capital Of Cuba

City Havana
Country Cuba
Population 2,163,824
Longitude -82.38304000
Latitude 23.13302000
Elevation 41 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Cuba

Rank City Population
#2Santiago de Cuba555,865
#6Santa Clara250,512
#7Diez de Octubre227,293
#8Arroyo Naranjo210,053
#9Las Tunas203,684
#12Pinar del Rio186,990
#14Habana del Este178,041
#15San Miguel del Padron159,273
#16Centro Habana158,151
#18Ciego de Avila142,027

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.