Cuba’s first inhabitants were the Taino, Ciboney and Guanahatabey tribes. Christopher Columbus landed in 1492 and a permanent settlement was established by Diego Velázquez in 1511. Within 50 years oppression and European diseases virtually exterminated the indigenous population and African slaves were imported as replacements. In 1607 Havana was declared the capital.
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