a seaport in E Cuba: oldest town in Cuba; settled 1512. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Baracoa
Encyclopedia Britannica


port city, eastern Cuba. It is situated on the extreme eastern part of the island, along a small semicircular bay on the north coast. Surrounded by rugged mountains, Baracoa was isolated from the rest of Cuba until a road was built through the mountains to connect it with Guantanamo in the 1960s.

Learn more about Baracoa with a free trial on

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature