The nation of Cuba, which includes its many archipelagos, is located on the continent of North America, the northern part of the Americas. The nation lies in close proximity to the United States, but it is very distant politically.
Cuba lies a mere 93 miles off the coast of Florida between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Its total area is about 110,000 square miles, most of which is land. Since 1965, Cuba has been ruled by a dictator from the Communist Party. It has supported several nations with anti-imperialist agendas, further adding to its strained relations with the United States and other countries.