What Is the Largest Country in the Caribbean?

Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean by size and population, according to USA Today. The area of Cuba is 42,803 square miles, slightly smaller than Pennsylvania, and the CIA estimates the population of Cuba to be 11,047,251 as of July 2014.

Cuba is a communist state made up of 15 provinces and one municipality as reported by the CIA. It is an island nation with approximately 2,320 miles of coastline. The land in Cuba is mostly flat, but there are rolling hill and mountains in the southeast portion of the island. The highest point on the island, Pico Turquino, is 6,578 feet high. The lowest point on the island is the coast of the Caribbean Sea.