Guanahacabibes Peninsula

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Guanahacabibes
IUCN Category II (National Park)
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Location of Guanahacabibes in Cuba
Location  Cuba
Nearest city Sandino
Coordinates 21°52′44″N 84°49′23″W / 21.87889°N 84.82306°W / 21.87889; -84.82306Coordinates: 21°52′44″N 84°49′23″W / 21.87889°N 84.82306°W / 21.87889; -84.82306
Area 398.26 km2 (153.77 sq mi)[1]
Established 1987 (Biosphere Reserve)

Guanahacabibes Peninsula is the western most point on the island of Cuba. It is in the Pinar del Río Province, in the municipality of Sandino and is sparsely populated. The waters surrounding the peninsula are important lobster and red snapper fishing grounds. It also boasts the category of Biosphere Reserve, listed by UNESCO in 1987. Its western extremity, Cape San Antonio (Spanish: Cabo San Antonio), is the western most point of Cuba.

References[change | change source]

  1. National Protected Areas System of Cuba. "Protected Areas". http://www.snap.cu/listados.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-10.