Cuba is a country. Cuba has been functioning as a fully independent country since 1902. Cuba was overseen by the United States for a few years after Cuba's independence from Spain was declared in 1898.
Cuba has a communist government. Cuba consists of an island in the Caribbean, situated less than 100 miles from the southernmost point of Florida. Cuba is about 43,000 square miles in total area, making it close to being within the top 100 largest countries in the world as of 2014. The capital and largest city is Havana. Cuba has an estimated population of more than 11 million people as of 2014.