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Guantánamo is the easternmost province of Cuba. Its capital is also called Guantánamo. Other towns include Baracoa. The province has the only land border of the important U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay.

Guantánamo Province
Flag of Guantánamo Province
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Coat of arms of Guantánamo Province
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Guantanamo in Cuba.svg
Country Cuba
CapitalGuantánamo
Area
 • Total6,164.47 km2 (2,380.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total510,863
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

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OverviewEdit

Guantánamo's architecture and culture is unlike the rest of Cuba. The province is only 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Haiti at its closest point, across the Windward Passage (close enough to see lights on Haiti on a clear night). Guantánamo also has a high number of immigrants from Jamaica. Many buildings are comparable to those of the French Quarter of New Orleans in the U.S. state of Louisiana.[clarification needed]

The Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa mountains dominate the province, dividing both climate and landscape. The northern coast, battered by prevailing winds, is the wettest part of the country, while the south, sheltered and dry, is the hottest. The north is characterized by rainforests, while the south is arid and has many cacti.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lugar que ocupa el territorio según la superficie y la población" (PDF). Una MIRADA a Cuba (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. Cuba. 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Guantánamo Province at Wikimedia Commons