World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Guantánamo Province

Article Id: WHEBN0018952312
Reproduction Date:

Title: Guantánamo Province  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of World Heritage Sites in Cuba, Municipalities of Cuba, Effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Greater Antilles, Hurricane Sandy, Havana
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Guantánamo Province

Guantánamo Province
Province of Cuba
Country Cuba
Capital Guantánamo
Area[1]
 • Total 6,164.47 km2 (2,380.12 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 510,863
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

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

Overview

Guantánamo's architecture and culture is unlike the rest of Cuba. The province is only 80 km away from Haiti its closest point, across the Windward Passage and close enough to see lights on Haiti on a clear night. Guantánamo also has a high number of immigrants from Jamaica, meaning that many buildings are comparable to those of the French Quarter of New Orleans in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

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.

Municipalities

  1. Baracoa
  2. Caimanera
  3. El Salvador
  4. Guantánamo
  5. Imías
  6. Maisí (La Máquina)
  7. Manuel Tames
  8. Niceto Pérez
  9. San Antonio del Sur
  10. Yateras (Palenque)

See also

References

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

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.