Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

2010 Edition
| Editors: Eric C. F. Bird


  • Ridel Rodríguez
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8639-7_45


The island of Cuba is about 1,250 km long and 30–190 km wide, and has an irregular coastline about 5.800 km long ( Fig. 5.1.1). The Cuban archipelago has four island groups: the Los Colorados archipelago, the Sabana-Camagüey (Jardínes del Rey) archipelago, the Jardínes de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) archipelago and the Los Canarreos archipelago.


Coral Reef Continental Shelf Sandy Beach Mangrove Swamp Sand Supply 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ridel Rodríguez
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  1. 1.Environmental and Technological Research Centre,HolguínCuba