The Republic of
– 11.3 million inhabitants)
is an archipelago
of islands located in the northern Caribbean Sea
at the confluence with the Gulf of Mexico
and the Atlantic Ocean. The United States lies to the north-west, the
to the north-east,
to the east, Jamaica
and the Cayman Islands
to the south, and Mexico
to the west. Cuba is the principal island (the largest island in the
Caribbean and 16th largest island
in the world by land area) surrounded by four smaller groups of islands.
The Capital City of Cuba is Havana.