Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies. This beautiful island has towering mountains and rolling hills which cover about a third of the island. The rest of the island consists of grasslands and beautiful coastlines. Cuba lies at the intersection of major sea routes among the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba in 1492, and the island became an important outpost of Spain's empire in the New World. The official language is Spanish, its capital is Havana, and the government is run by the Communist Party. Most Cubans are descendants of people who came from Spain and Africa.
Cuba began their stamp program in 1855, and starting printing stamps of Mary in 1956.