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A city of southeast Cuba east of Santiago de Cuba. The US naval station at nearby Guantánamo Bay, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea, was established by treaty in 1903 and has served at various times as a detention center.


(Spanish ɡwanˈtanamo)
(Placename) a city in SE Cuba, on Guantánamo Bay. Pop: 214 000 (2005 est)


(gwɑnˈtɑ nəˌmoʊ)

a city in SE Cuba: U.S. naval base. 207,796.
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Noun1.Guantanamo - a city in southeastern CubaGuantanamo - a city in southeastern Cuba; site of a United States naval base
Cuba, Republic of Cuba - a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
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This contradiction was resolved, at least for one base worker, by the victory of the rebels in 1959, when the man who had been the leader of the clandestine rebel organisation on the base became the first revolutionary mayor of Guantanamo city.
The tourists stay there," says a young man who is trying to sell hand-made shoes along a street in the provincial capital of Guantanamo City, 929 km east of Havana.
A quick trip to the cigar factories at Guantanamo City took us over the border into Cuba.