Description flag of Cuba
five equal horizontal bands of blue (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a red equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bears a white five-pointed star in the center
Republica de Cuba (long)
Cuban(s) (noun) Cuba (adjective)
the government is currently operating under a power-sharing agreement mandated by international mediators
11,423,952 ranked 74, (data 2008)
largest country in Caribbean and westernmost island of the Greater Antilles. The lowest point is Caribbean Sea 0 m.
29km, US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay 29 km.
Guantanamo Naval Base is leased by the US and remains part of Cuba.
14 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 special municipality* (municipio especial); Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Isla de la Juventud*, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara
20 May 1902 (from Spain 10 December 1898; administered by the US from 1898 to 1902); not acknowledged by the Cuban Government as a day of independence