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Cuba

Official English Name: Republic of Cuba

Official Local Name(s): República de Cuba

Common English Name: Cuba

Capital: Havana

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (Northeast)
Gulf of Mexico (Northwest)
Caribbean Sea (South)
TOTAL AREA
110,8602 (99.1% land, 0.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
3,735 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Flat to rolling plains
Rugged hills
Mountains in the southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Pico Turquino (2,005 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Cobalt
Nickel
Iron ore
Chromium
Copper
Salt
Timber
Silica
Petroleum
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Hurricanes
DEMONYM
Cuban
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
White (64.1%)
Mestizo (26.6%)
Black (9.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (60%)
Atheist (24%)
Protestant (5%)
POPULATION
11,179,995
LARGEST CITY
Havana (2,201,610)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Santiago de Cuba (423,392)
Camagüey (301,574)
Holguín (269,618)
Santa Clara (210,220)
Guantanamo (208,145)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Communist State
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers Raúl Castro
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
15 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
20 May 1902 (from the United States)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Royal palm
NATIONAL ANTHEM
La Bayamesa
GDP PER CAPITA
$10,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Cuban Peso)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $26.50 (CUP)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cu
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+53

When addressing the elderly, Cubans speak in a formal tone in order to show respect.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html (Majority of information)

http://www.prolades.com/cra/regions/caribe/cub/Religion_in_Cuba.htm (Religious data)

http://www.one.cu/publicaciones/cepde/plegablecenso/Plegable%20Censo%20Sitio.pdf (City population data)

http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?From=USD&To=CUP (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 31 October 2016