Canarreos Archipelago

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Canarreos Archipelago is located in Cuba
Canarreos Archipelago
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Location of Canarreos Archipelago in Cuba

Canarreos Archipelago (Spanish: Archipiélago de los Canarreos) is an archipelago of Cuba.

It is located south of the main island of Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea, at 21°38′22″N 82°14′10″W / 21.6394444°N 82.2361111°W / 21.6394444; -82.2361111 (Canarreos Archipelago)Coordinates: 21°38′22″N 82°14′10″W / 21.6394444°N 82.2361111°W / 21.6394444; -82.2361111 (Canarreos Archipelago). It is bordered to the east by the Gulf of Cazones, to the north by the Gulf of Batabano and to the west by the Los Indios Channel.

It comprises roughly 350 islets, and is almost as long as the Florida Keys.[1] The largest island of the archipelago is Isla de la Juventud, the second largest is Cayo Largo del Sur.

Table of Islands[edit]

Nr. 1) Island Capital Other Cities Area
(km²)
Population
(Census 2012 official)
1 Cayo Aguardiente Aguardiente Punta del canto 6.50 0
2 Cayo Alacranes Cayo Alcaranes Cayo Redondo, Cayo Alcatraces, Cayo Campito, Cayo Canal Rica, cayo La Rica, Cayo Botija, 11.13 0
3 Cayo Alcatraz Cayo Alcatraz 3.06 0
4 Cayo Avalos Cayo Avalos 1.60 0
5 Cayo Bocas de Alonso Cayo san juan Cayo Sur, cayo Matitas, cayo palma, cayo coco, cayo rabihorcado, Punta Arena, Cayo los Cayuelos 47.05 0
6 Cayo Campos Playa de los monos 12.00 2
7 Cayo Cantiles east point station Punta Los Muertos, Punta del Ingles, Punta el captivo, Punta Ciprey 33.70 3
8 Cayo del Rosario Playa Sirenas Punta Mogote 22.00 0
9 Cayo Iguana Cayo Iguana 1.67 1
10 Cayo Largo del Sur Marina Largo Vilo Acuna, Las Piedras, Punta Gancho, Punta Mangle Prieto, Punta Iguanita, Punta del este, Playa Tortuga, Playa los cocos, Playa Blanca, Playa Lindamar, Playa Paraiso, Playa Sirena, Playa Luna 37.50 24
11 Cayo Rico Rico Restaurant 1.10 0
12 Cayos de dios Cayo Ingles Cayo de dios, Cayo trabuco, cayo Guano, cayo Arenoso 0.65 0
13 Cayos de la Manteca Cayo Manteca Cayo Grande, Cayo Norte Manteca 9.97 0
14 Cayos Del hambre Cayo Hambre grande Cayo La Grifa, Cayo Hambre Chica, Cayo Segundo, cayo Rabihorcado, 4.76 0
15 Isla de la Juventud Nueva Gerona Santa Fe, La Demajagua (Santa Bárbara), Columbia, Mac Kinley, Cuchilla Alta, Punta del Este, Sierra de Caballos, Sierra de Casas 2200.00 99970
16 Mangles Island Playa este Playa oeste 2.19 0
17 More Islands Cayos los indios de san felipe, Tablones, del pasaje, Divisa, Perases, traviesa, Balandras, Guayabo, triangulo, El Navio, Los Inglesitos, Quitasol 42.60 0
  Canarreos Archipelago Nueva Gerona Santa Fe, 2438.00 100000

1) The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census.

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