Guantánamo

Guantánamo Province

 

Guantánamo Province

 

Country

Cuba

Capital

Guantánamo
Area

 • Total

6,164.47 km2 (2,380.1 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)

 • Total

510,863
 • Density 82.9/km2 (214.6/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.

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

 

Municipality Popolation (2004) Area (km²) Location Remarks
Baracoa 81794 977 20°21′2″N74°30′37″W / 20.35056°N 74.51028°O / 20.35056; -74.51028 (Baracoa)  
Caimanera 10562 366 19°59′42″N75°09′35″W / 19.995°N 75.15972°O / 19.995; -75.15972 (Caimanera)  
El Salvador 45662 637 20°12′35″N75°13′22″W / 20.20972°N 75.22278°O / 20.20972; -75.22278 (El Salvador)  
Guantánamo 244603 741 20°08′13″N75°12′50″W / 20.13694°N 75.21389°O / 20.13694; -75.21389 (Guantánamo) Provincial Capital
Imías 20959 524 20°04′37″N74°39′6″W / 20.07694°N 74.65167°O / 20.07694; -74.65167 (Imías)  
Maisí 28276 525 20°14′36″N74°09′21″W / 20.24333°N 74.15583°O / 20.24333; -74.15583 (Maisí) La Máquina
Manuel Tames 14200 526 20°10′50″N75°03′5″W / 20.18056°N 75.05139°O / 20.18056; -75.05139 (Manuel Tames)  
Niceto Pérez 17783 640 20°07′40″N75°20′31″W / 20.12778°N 75.34194°O / 20.12778; -75.34194 (Niceto Pérez)  
San Antonio del Sur 26509 585 20°03′25″N74°48′28″W / 20.05694°N 74.80778°O / 20.05694; -74.80778 (San Antonio del Sur)  
Yateras 20358 664 20°21′1″N74°55′27″W / 20.35028°N 74.92417°O / 20.35028; -74.92417 (Yateras) Palenque