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 Cuba (10/06)
Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins.
Cuba is a totalitarian state controlled by Fidel Castro, who is chief of state, head of government, First Secretary of the PCC, and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Cuba is a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), although its present government has been excluded from participation since 1962 for incompatibility with the principles of the inter-American system.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2886.htm   (7847 words)

 Geography of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cuba also has a set of four archipelagos: The Sabana, The Colorados, The Jardines de la Reina(the gardens of the queen), and the Canarroes archipelagos.
The main rivers of Cuba are the Cauto, Salado, San Pedro, Caunao, and Zaza.
Cuba's terrain is mostly flat with rolling plains.
www.beaconschool.org /~bmartine/geography.html   (235 words)

 Brief History of Cuba
Cuba is located ninety miles south of Key West, and lies at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Central America.
Cuba has a tropical climate and a flora and fauna that are generally found in this climate.
The culminations of his philisophical writings in Cuba was his Lecciones de filosofia which was for decades the textbook in logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural philosophy, and chemistry in the colleges of not only of Cuba, but of Mexico and other countries of Spanish origin.
www.fiu.edu /~fcf/histcuba.html   (2128 words)

 Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To the north is found the United States, to the northeast the Bahamas, to the east the Turks and Caicos Islands, to the west Mexico, to the south the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, and to the southeast Haiti.
Cuba had first served as base for Spanish Conquistadors such as Hernán Cortes [1] when these expeditions left for the mainland of the Americas, the island was almost depopulated.
Cuba has the lowest birthrate of any Latin American or Caribbean country, perhaps influenced by its socialist government's policy of free health care and abortion, which was similar to the situation in Eastern Europe.
abcworld.net /Cuba.html   (5008 words)

Cuba is an archipelago of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, with the geographic coordinates 21°3N, 80°00W.
The main island of Cuba constitutes most of the nation's land area (105,006 km² or 40,543 square miles) and is the seventeenth-largest island in the world by land area.
Cuba lies in the path of hurricanes, and these destructive storms are commonest in September and October.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/cuba.htm   (942 words)

 World InfoZone - Cuba Information - Page 1
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands.
Cuba has no large mammals; the most common mammals on the island are bats.
Cuba's population was estimated at 11,382,820 in 2006.
www.worldinfozone.com /country.php?country=Cuba   (611 words)

 Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba’s economic dependence on the Soviet Union was deepened by Castro’s determination to build his vision of a socialist society in Cuba.
Cuba had been expelled from the Organization of American States in 1962 and the OAS had cooperated with the U.S. trade boycott for the next decade, but, in 1975, the OAS lifted all sanctions against Cuba and both Mexico and Canada defied the U.S. by developing closer relations with Cuba.
Cuba, which has unrestricted access to legal abortion, has an abortion rate of 58.6 per 1000 pregnancies in 1996 compared to a Caribbean average of 35, a Latin American average of 27 (the latter mostly illegally performed), and a European average of 48.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuba   (8314 words)

 Geography of Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, with the geographic coordinates 21°3N, 80°00W.
Cuba is west of the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Gulf of Mexico, south of the Straits of Florida, northwest of the Windward Passage, and northeast of the Yucatan Channel.
Cuba is 140 km from the Bahamas, 180 km from Florida, 210 km from Mexico, and 146 km from Jamaica.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Cuba   (459 words)

 Geography of Cuba - Relief, climate, flora and fauna -1
Cuba is the biggest and western of Antilles and it is located strategically the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico, its southern coast is taken a bath by the Caribbean Sea and the north by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Island of Cuba has a longitude (east-west) of 1 250 km (780 miles) and a width average (north-south) that varies between 32 and 210 km (20-131 miles) and has 5 800 km of coasts approximately (3 625 miles).
Cuba is mainly a flat country in the regions Westerner and central, around 75% of the surface of country is formed by plains that alternate with 3 mountain ranges located in the occident, center and east of the island.
www.hicuba.com /eng/geography.htm   (368 words)

 Cuba - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Cuba is an island located on the northern rim of the Caribbean Sea west of Haiti, south of Florida and north of Jamaica.
Topographically, 66% of Cuba is flat land of rolling plains, with mountain systems, such as the Central Escambray, the western Sierra de los Organos and the rugged easterly Sierra Maestra, accounting for the remaining 34%.
Cuba has over 200 rivers as well as small streams or arroyos that are dry in summer.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/cuba.htm   (1690 words)

 Cuba: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
The largest island of the West Indies group (equal in area to Pennsylvania), Cuba is also the westernmost—just west of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and 90 mi (145 km) south of Key West, Fla., at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.
Cuba fomented Communist revolutions around the world, especially in Angola, where thousands of Cuban troops were sent in the 1980s.
Cuba - Cuba, officially Republic of Cuba, republic (2005 est.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107443.html   (1243 words)

 Facts About Cuba
The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries.
Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Cuba portrays its difficulties as the result of the US embargo in place since 1961.
worldfacts.us /Cuba.htm   (860 words)

 Mi País Cuba - Geography - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Isle of Cuba is 1 250 km long, from Cape San Antonio until Punta Quemado.
The coast line of Cuba is very irregular and it is formed by a lot of gulfs and bays; such as the Gulf of Batabano and the one of Guacanayabo; its total length is about 3 740 Km.
The most highlighted are the ones of Havana City, Cardenas, Matanzas and Nuevitas in the north coast and Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos in the south coast.
mipais.cuba.cu /ingles/geografia.php?subcat=4   (279 words)

 Geography of Cuba
The geography of Cuba is very diverse, with large mountain ranges spanning the western and south central regions, and a beautiful 2,320 mile coastline that boasts white, sandy beaches to the north.
Cuba has a unique advantage over the other Carribean islands because of its accessibility to harbors, which allows for the transport of agricultural goods easily and efficiently to foreign markets.
Cuba is home to more than 300 species of birds, and more than 700 species of fish and crustaceans.
www.uvm.edu /~sokosky/hst164/geography.html   (561 words)

 USEFUL TIPS ON CUBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
archipelago has an area of 110 922 square kilometers and Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands.
There are two well-defined seasons: the rainy season, from May to October, and from November to April, The average temperature of the coastal waters is 79 degrees.
Cuba is free from the diseases listed in the International Sanitary Regulations, as well as others under international epidemiological monitoring.
www.fortmyers.com /turks/!ScubaCuba_useful_tips.html   (285 words)

 Geography of Cuba. Relief, climate, flora and fauna -2
Sierra Maestra, located in the southeast of the island is the biggest and highest mountain range of Cuba, forms a bastion to the long thing and parallelly to the south coast from Cabo Cruz until Punta de Maisi with around 250 km of longitude and between 15 and 60 km of width.
Sierra Maestra is also closely bound to the recent history of Cuba because was the scenario of the fight of Fidel Castro's guerrillas against Fulgencio Batista dictatorship among final of 1956 and final of 1958.
The climate of Cuba is subtropical humid, with two clearly defined stations, the dry one (winter) of November to April, and the rainy one (summer) of May to October and with continuous breezes the whole year that they refresh substantially.
www.hicuba.com /eng/geography2.htm   (563 words)

 Cuba List : Cuba Geography
Republic of Cuba, Republic of Cuba geography, Republic of Cuba...
Geography professor discusses geography of Cuba, based primarily on a January 2003 study tour.
Cuba List excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
cubalist.com /cubageography/index.php   (819 words)

 Visual Geography Series®: Cuba
Illustrating Cuba’s Flora and Fauna: On-line Exhibition (Historical Museum of Southern Florida) View historical illustrations of the plants and animals of Cuba.
Cuba: The Web Site of the Government of the Republic of Cuba (Administration of the Government’s Web Site) News and information directly from the government of Cuba, about Cuba’s government, economy, population statistics, history, forms of local government, foreign affairs, and national defense.
Cuba (The World Factbook) Find up-to-date information and statistics on Cuba’s geography, population, economy, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
www.vgsbooks.com /countries/vgs_cuba.htm   (833 words)

 Knowing Cuba: Cuba travel - travel to cuba. Geography.
Cuba, the largest of the Antilles, is an archipelago consisting of a main island named Cuba, the Isle of Youth and about 4,195 keys and islets.
Its elongated and narrow shape propitiates circulation of trade winds from the Atlantic, which cool its tropical, humid climate.
All that you need to know on trips to Cuba from these destinations.
www.knowingcuba.com /geography.php   (254 words)

 1Up Travel > Cuba > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to Cuba
Cuba's communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
Geography of Cuba - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Cuba
Government and Politics in Cuba - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Cuba.
www.1uptravel.com /international/caribbean/cuba   (460 words)

 Sociology of Latin America: Mexico and Cuba - Week 1
"Cuba as it is" by Piet den Blanken, Dutch photojournalist.
Cuba Photo Journey - a photo exhibition by N. Glinoer (comments are in French, but since a picture is worth lots and lots of words, it doesn't matter if you don't understand those comments)
Photo Collection on Cuba - pictures obtained from books; the images feature "some of the most known areas and spots" of Cuba.
www.princeton.edu /~mexicuba/w1.html   (490 words)

 UWEC geography 111 Vogeler - Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Indeed, a 75-year-old retired teacher from Wisconsin was fined $7,500 for a cycling holiday in Cuba [Source: The Disarm Education Fund]!
The US government funds Radio Marti and TV Marti, which broadcast the CANF view of the world to Cuba (pointlessly, since the broadcasts are jammed by the Cuban government).
Imagine if Cuba passed laws and acted this way towards the USA -- politicians would be asking for revenge!
www.uwec.edu /geography/ivogeler/w111/cuba.htm   (354 words)

 Cuba: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
98,000), Granma prov., SE Cuba, a port on the Guacanayabo Gulf of...
Cuba and China: the new face of an old relationship.(Reports)
After the Missiles of October: John F. Kennedy and Cuba, November 1962 to November 1963.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107443.html   (1299 words)

 Guia turistica y mapas de Cuba. Hoteles en Cuba, autos y vuelos en Cuba
Cuba es uno de los lugares más significativos como destino turístico para todos los habitantes del planeta.
La idea de Cuba como "paraíso terrenal" debido a la publicidad turística, revistas de viajes, es algo común.
Si va viajar a Cuba aquí encontrará casi todo lo que necesita para planear el viaje.
www.hicuba.com   (445 words)

 Geography Of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If you would like to use this flag of Cuba or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
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If you would like to use this information for Cuba or any other on your website you are welcome to do so, all we ask is that you include a link back to our site on the same page.
www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/cuba_country_geography.shtml   (327 words)

 Cuba About CUBA Complete Geography and City guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cuba, the largest of the Antilles, is an archipelago
consisting of a main island named Cuba, the Isle of Youth and about 4,195 keys and islets.
No part of this website may be copied or reproduced without the written consent of Digital Panorama S.A. or it's subsidiaries.
www.aboutcuba.com /en/geography.asp   (218 words)

 Geography of Cuba - Bridgewater Connection
Trip to Cuba provides some interesting perspectives on our journey.
Culture and Politics in Cuba is a radio program (May 7, 2003) that features a lively debate on the embargo in general and the educational travel exemptions in particular.
KFC is not in Cuba yet, but its parent company, Pepsico, is well represented (through off-shore subsidiaries, of course).
webhost.bridgew.edu /jhayesboh/cuba/cubamaps.html   (821 words)

 Cuba - Geography
For many years, there was one country that supplied most of the world's sugar.
The Caribbean Sea, and Cuba, is located between the southeastern United States, Central America, and South America's northeastern coast.
Cuba is one of many islands in the Caribbean.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_263_1.html   (172 words)

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