Cuba is about 90 miles south of the Florida Keys. Cuba and Mexico are both in the Caribbean Sea, but they are not located next to each other.
Cuba is an island nation with a population of over 11 million people. It is located on the northern coast of South America, just 90 miles from Key West in Florida. The island was once part of an empire ruled by Spain, which included most of Central and South America. Cuba gained its independence from Spain in 1902 and became a republic with Fidel Castro as its president in 1959.
Mexico is another country located in Central America, with a population of over 120 million people. It borders the United States to the north along the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte), which separates Texas and Mexico. Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and became one of the first countries to recognize Cuba as an independent nation when it broke away from Spain in 1902.
Last modified: November 5, 2022