Guantánamo Bay is located in at the south eastern tip of Cuba. An area measuring 120 square kilometres (45 sq. mi) on the southern part of Guantánamo Bay has been leased by the United States since 1903. Located there are the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
The Spanish–American War ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1898. The United States and Cuba agreed a lease in 1903 which gave the United States permission to use Guantánamo Bay as a naval station. The lease recognises Cuban sovereignty but gives the United States complete jurisdiction over the area.
Guantánamo Bay which is located at the south eastern end of Cuba was leased to the United States in the year 1903 On This Day.