Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and with over 11 million inhabitants, is the second-most populous after Hispaniola, albeit with a much lower population density than most nations in the region. A multiethnic country, its people, culture, and customs derive from diverse origins. The Republic of Cuba is one of the world's remaining socialist states with Communistgovernments. The Constitution of 1976, which defined Cuba as asocialist republic, was replaced by the Constitution of 1992, which is "guided by the ideas of José Martí and the political and social ideas of Marx,Engels and Lenin." The constitution describes the Communist Party of Cuba as the "leading force of society and of the state"