Category: Cuba (en)

Categories: Caribbean | Latin America

Parallel category hierarchies in other languages (en): en | es |
Name: Cuba (en)
Wikipedia/WikiData:English wikipedia Q241
Map of Profiles:WikiTree+ Maps
See also:Ask questions in G2G using the tags Categorization

Cuba is one of the 20 Latin american nations. Officially the Republic of Cuba (Spanish: República de Cuba), is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba comprises the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos. Havana is the capital of Cuba and its largest city. The second-largest city is Santiago de Cuba. To the north of Cuba lies the United States, 150 km (93 mi) away, The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands are to the northeast, Mexico lies 210 km (130 mi) to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.

Since 1965 the country has been governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party.

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and, with over 11 million inhabitants, is the second-most populous after Hispaniola, albeit with a much lower population density. It is a multi-ethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, a close relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and proximity to the United States.

For an explanation of Cuban naming practices, see Notes on Cuban Surnames on Cuba GenWeb.


Subcategories (22)

Pages (2)

Person Profiles (16)


10 Feb 1885 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom - 1962


19 Feb 1905 Cuba - 17 Dec 1994
Jan 1846 Matanzas, Cuba - 31 Mar 1918
abt 1895 Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba - 02 Sep 1971 photo
abt 1857 Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba


22 Feb 1956 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Guantánamo, Cuba - 26 Aug 2008


bef 1856 Cuba
11 Sep 1848 Havana, Cuba - 19 Apr 1930


1863 Cuba - 19 May 1943


1893 Malmö Sankt Pauli, Malmöhus, Sverige - 1957


31 Oct 1849 Cuba - 11 May 1915

R cont.

13 Aug 1926 near Birán, Cuba - 25 Nov 2016 photo


28 Oct 1928 Fomento, Cuba - abt Aug 1983
08 Mar 1882 Cuba - 19 Jan 1938 photo
14 Jan 1884 Havana, Cuba - 21 Dec 1961
bef 1856 Cuba

This page was last modified 07:13, 4 October 2023. This page has been accessed 89 times.