For questions about the country of Cuba, including its people, history, and politics. Also use this tag for the history of indigenous cultures and settlers of the same area that predate the modern nation.

The Republic of Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea consisting of one large island and well as a number of smaller outlying islands. Cuba does not share any land borders with another nation, but is nearby the nations of the U.S.A., the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, and Mexico.

Cuba was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain in 1492 AD. It remained a colony of Spain until 1898 AD, when it gained independence as a result of the Spanish-American War.

The capital and largest city of Cuba is Havana.

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