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Cuba is a town and municipality in Portugal with a total area of 172.1 km² and a total population of 4,775 inhabitants.
The municipality is composed of 4 parishes, and is located in the District of Beja. Historically is alleged in Portugal as being the birthplace of Christopher Colombus. (In: Mascarenhas Barreto "Colombo Português: Provas Documentais")
The present Mayor is Francisco Orelha, elected by the Socialist Party.
The municipal holiday is Monday after Easter.
The curious toponymical identity with the caribbean country of the same name is motive of countless jokes, especially since Alentejo is traditionally a region of communist majority. "Cuba" means in fact "tub", and the variant "cuva" also exists; this is also the ethimology for the other Cuba s name.