Facts About Cuba



Facts About Cuba

Cuba is located in the Caribbean. It is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 kilometers south of Key West, Florida.

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Cuba has 2 currencies. 1) The Cuban peso (CUP), sometimes called the "national peso"). 2) Convertible peso (CUC).

  • Population: 11,451,652 (July 2009 est.)

  • Land Size: 110,860 square kilometers

  • Capital: Habana

  • Borders: The only Cuba border is with the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay which is 29 kilometers long.

  • Industries:
    They include sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, and pharmaceuticals. Agriculture: Include sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock

  • Land divisions:
    Cuba has 14 provinces and 1 special municipality*; Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Isla de la Juventud*, La Habana, Las Villas, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, and Villa Clara

    Santa Isabel de las Lajas

  • Major Cities:
    Havana Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Holguin, Guantanamo, Santa Clara, Bayamo, Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus, Manzanillo, Ciego de Avila, and Palma Soriano.

    Islands that belong to Cuba:
    Canarreos Archipelago
    Isla de la Juventud, Ernst Thälmann Island (formerly Cayo Blancos del Sur), Cayo Largo del Sur, and Cayo Ines de Soto

    Colorados Archipelago
    Cayo Levisa, Cayo Punta Arenas, Cayo Buenavista, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Esquivel

    Jardines del Rey
    Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Coco, Cayo Romano, Cayo Guajaba, and Cayo. Sabinal, Cayo Saetia, and Jardines de la Reina

    Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago
    Cayo Cruz del Padre and Cayo Fragoso.

    English
    Caribbean Countries | Caribbean Map | Cuban Flag | Cuba Map

    Español
    Paises del Caribe | Mapa del Caribe | Bandera de Cuba | Mapa de cuba





    Sources
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html
    http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/Cuba.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_in_the_Caribbean#Cuba

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