Cuba: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
Geographic Coordinates21 30 N, 80 00 W 21.5,-80.0
Area total: 110,860 sq km
land: 109,820 sq km
water: 1,040 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 110860
DBpedia: 109884
Geoname: 110860
Infoplease: 110860
Britannica: 109884
Wolfram: 110860

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Land boundariestotal: 29 km
border countries: US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay 29 km
note: Guantanamo Naval Base is leased by the US and remains part of Cuba
Coastline3,735 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Pico Turquino 2,005 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Pico Turquino 1974 m
According to Geonames:Pico Turquino 1974 m; Gran Piedra 1216 m; Pico de San Juan 1144 m; Loma Colorada 1079 m; Alto del Zapote 1003 m
List verified partially
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Terrainmostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast
Natural Hazardsthe east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year); droughts are common
Natural Resourcecobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land
Land Usearable land: 32.31%
permanent crops: 3.55%
other: 64.15% (2011)
Climatetropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)
Irrigated Land8,703 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources38.12 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair and water pollution; biodiversity loss; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesHavana; Santiago de Cuba; Camaguey; Holguin; Guantanamo
Important Cities
Geography-notelargest country in Caribbean and westernmost island of the Greater Antilles