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The Caribbean islands of Cuba Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Cuba in the northern Caribbean Sea. 

The islands that make up the Republic of the island are located where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

To the southeast, the Sierra Maestra is the highest mountain range on the main island. The Sierra Del Escambray mountain range, which includes Cuba’s second highest peak, is located on the central southern coast of the island. The islands located to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, east of Central America and Mexico, and to the north of South America.

The country’s second largest island, the Isle of Youth, is off the southern coast. Despite being least developed landmass, the island is still the site of many beaches and resorts. Therefore is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Als has an official area (land area) of 109,884 km (42,426 sq mi). Its area is 110,860 km (42,800 sq mi) including coastal and territorial waters.

This makes it the 8th largest island country in the world. The main island  has 5,746 km (3,570 mi) of coastline and 28.5 km (17.7 mi) of land borders—all figures including the United States territory at Guantánamo Bay, where the U.S. Navy’s Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is located. northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet. It is east of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas. Also the state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Hispaniola, and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havanais the largest.

Image Credit: ESA  

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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