What is Cuba?

  • (noun): The largest island in the West Indies.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, (i/ˈkjuːbə/; Spanish: República de Cuba, ) is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, as well as the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city. To the north of Cuba lies the United States (140 km or 90 mi away) and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.

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Guayabera - History
... it in the Yucatán Peninsula or were inspired by the design of similar shirts sold in Cuba ... was during the era of trade routes through the Caribbean that the Mexican shirts got to Cuba, and were taken to the Philippines by the Spaniards, where the evolution of the intricate embroidery started ... the singular nickname for those who lived near the Yayabo River in Cuba ...
2002 FIVB Women's World Championship - Second Round - Group E (Bremen/Münster)
... Cuba 277. 0.975 5. 1.400 3 ... Greece 247. 0.794 9. 0.111 6 September Cuba 3 – 1 Greece 19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-18 Italy 2 – 3 Russia 18-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-21, 13-15 7 September Greece ...
Battle Of Dos Ríos
... The Battle of Dos Ríos was fought in Cuba during its war of independence from Spain ... leading a group of rebels against the Spanish royalist army in the first skirmish in Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain (see History of Cuba) ... forces buried José Martí on May 27, 1895 in Santiago de Cuba This article about a battle in Spanish history is a stub ...
Cuba, New Mexico - National Holiday Tree
... The National Holiday Tree for 2005 was harvested from the Santa Fe National Forest near Cuba. ...
2002 FIVB Women's World Championship - Preliminary Round - Group B (Schwerin)
... Cuba 356. 1.225 5. 2.800 3. 25-22, 25-19, 27-29, 25-16 Egypt 0 – 3 Canada 9-25, 23-25, 12-25 Cuba 2 – 3 South Korea 20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 12-15 31 August Netherlands 3 – 0 Egypt 25-12, 25-13, 25-13 Canada 2 ...

More definitions of "Cuba":

  • (noun): A communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba; involved in state-sponsored terrorism.
    Synonyms: Republic of Cuba

Famous quotes containing the word cuba:

    Warmest climes but nurse the cruelest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Education is a necessity, it helps to understand life. Like that compagnero in Cuba who talked about politics, back when they were on strike. He knew many things, that hijo de puta, and he unraveled the most confusing situations in a marvelous way. You could see each point in front of you on the line of his reasoning like rinsed laundry set up to dry; he explained things to you so clearly that you could grasp it like a good hunk of bread with your hand.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    Bernstein: “Girls delightful in Cuba stop. Could send you prose poems about scenery but don’t feel right spending your money stop. There is no war in Cuba. Signed Wheeler.” Any answer?
    Charles Foster Kane: Yes—Dear Wheeler, You provide the prose poems, I’ll provide the war.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)