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Guanahacabibes Peninsula

Coordinates: 21°52′44″N 84°49′23″W / 21.87889°N 84.82306°W / 21.87889; -84.82306
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IUCN category II (national park)
Location of Guanahacabibes in Cuba
Nearest citySandino
Coordinates21°52′44″N 84°49′23″W / 21.87889°N 84.82306°W / 21.87889; -84.82306
Area398.26 km2 (153.77 sq mi)[1]
Established1987 (Biosphere Reserve)

Guanahacabibes Peninsula is the westernmost 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 westernmost point of Cuba.

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  1. National Protected Areas System of Cuba. "Protected Areas". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-10-10.