What Island Is Directly South of Florida?

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Cuba is the island located directly south of the state of Florida. Cuba is located 90 miles south of Key West, Fla., in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba comprises a total area of 42,426 square miles. Cuba has a population of about 11 million people, as of 2014.

Cuba is the 106th largest country and the 78th most populated country in the world. The official language of Cuba is Spanish, and the majority of Cubans have Roman Catholicism as their religion. Cuba has been a country independent from the United States since May 20, 1902 and is officially known as the Republic of Cuba.