Before you see this island nation, once off-limits to Americans, for yourself, you might find it useful to learn a bit about the history of its geography.
The 1600s and 1700s
Cuba began with just two jurisdictions: La Habana and Santiago. Each province held equal power and ranking. However, as La Habana grew, Santiago came to depend on it increasingly for protection.
In the late 1700s, nine jurisdictions were created: