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Cuba

Cuba Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Pennsylvania 2013
Area > Land 110,860 sq km 2008 100th out of 235
Area > Total 110,860 sq km 2013 107th out of 251
Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October) 2013
Coastline 3,735 km 2014 33th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Pico Turquino 2,005 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Caribbean Sea 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 21 30 N, 80 00 W 2013
Geographic location Caribbean Sea , Greater Antilles 2014
Land area > Square miles 42,803 square miles 2013 54th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay 29 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 32.31% 2013 23th out of 246
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida 2013
Natural resources cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land 2013
Terrain mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Cuba Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3
Cuba ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.
Cuba ranked #11 for coastline amongst Hot countries in 2014.

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