from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southeast Cuba on the coast near the eastern end of the island. It is the oldest settlement in Cuba.


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  • Cuban authorities on Wednesday detained Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina and his brother Néstor, leaders of the Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy in Baracoa … dedicated to helping free Cuban prisoners.

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  • Baracoa, which is on the other side of the mountain and can be reached by a modern highway, is even farther away than Moa.


  • He is calling the Baracoa people. (laughter) There are two platforms here.


  • The quake was felt in Cuba's most eastern provinces, particularly the old city of Baracoa.

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  • Constance #105: Just learned that an evacuation order has been issued for the Cuban town of Baracoa.

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  • As the hurricane neared Cuba's eastern tip, that country's crack civil defense forces evacuated 800 people from Baracoa, a city that often floods during inclement weather.

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  • Maybe by next year he'll be able to take his family to the far off beach at Baracoa.

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  • Among mammals, mention should be made of the almiquí or solenodonte (Solenodon cubanus), which is an archaic representative of Cuban fauna with current distribution confined to the islands northeastern region near Sierra de Nipe, Sierra Cristal, Cuchillas del Toa, and Baracoa with critically endangered status.

    Cuban pine forests

  • These were found only in the valleys of rivers that flow toward the northeastern coast, between Mayarí and Baracoa, at heights between 200 and 400 m and on red mountainous soils over siliceous or basic igneous rock.

    Cuban moist forests

  • Notable mammals include the Cuban solenodon or "almiquí" (Solenodon cubanus), an archaic representative of Cuban fauna now confined to the northeastern part of the island (Sierra de Nipe, Sierra Cristal, Cuchillas del Toa, and Baracoa), with critically endangered status (E).

    Cuban moist forests


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