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    Cuba Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/cuba/cuba_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida


      Geographic coordinates: 21 30 N, 80 00 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 110,860 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 110,860 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania


      Land boundaries: total: 29 km
      border countries: US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay 29 km
      note: Guantanamo Naval Base is leased by the US and thus remains part of Cuba


      Coastline: 3,735 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)


      Terrain: mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Pico Turquino 2,005 m


      Natural resources: cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land


      Land use: arable land: 33.04%
      other: 59.35% (1998 est.)
      permanent crops: 7.61%


      Irrigated land: 870 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: the east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to October (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year); droughts are common


      Environment - current issues: air and water pollution; biodiversity loss; deforestation


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Marine Life Conservation


      Geography - note: largest country in Caribbean and westernmost island of the Greater Antilles


      NOTE: The information regarding Cuba on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cuba Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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