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Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of Cuba
conventional short form: Cuba
local long form: Republica de Cuba
local short form: Cuba


Description:
Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, about the size of England, and the most westerly of the Greater Antilles group, lying 145km (90 miles) south of Florida. A quarter of the country is fairly mountainous. West of Havana is the narrow Sierra de los Organos, rising to 750m (2,461ft) and containing the Guaniguanicos hills in the west. South of the Sierra is a narrow strip of 2,320 sq km (860 sq miles) where the finest Cuban tobacco is grown. The Trinidad Mountains, starting in the centre, rise to 1,100m (3,609ft) in the east. Encircling the port of Santiago are the rugged mountains of the Sierra Maestra. A quarter of the island is covered with mountain forests of pine and mahogany.

Capital:

Havana. Population: 2.2 million (2006).

 

 

Location:

Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida

 

Area:

110,860 sq km (42,803 sq miles).

 

Population:

11.3 million (UN estimate 2005).
 

 

Languages:

The official language is Spanish.
 

 

Climate:

Hot, sub-tropical climate all year. Most rain falls between May and October and hurricanes can occur in autumn (August to November). Humidity varies between 75% and 95%. Cooler months are January to April when the least rain falls.

Economy - overview:

In recent years Cuba has tried to diversify away from the production of sugar, which has seen decades of ever-decreasing returns. On the back of healthy exports, cigar production has increased 50% since 1998.

Economy:

In recent years Cuba has tried to diversify away from the production of sugar, which has seen decades of ever-decreasing returns. On the back of healthy exports, cigar production has increased 50% since 1998.

 

Industries:

sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, pharmaceuticals

 

Exports:

Sugar, nickel, tobacco, fish, citrus, coffee and medical technology.

Imports:

Food, petroleum, chemicals, machinery and equipment.
Main trade partners: Venezuela, China, Canada, Spain and The Netherlands.

Exchange rates:

Convertible Peso (CUC; symbol CUC$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of CUC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of CUC$1, and 20, 5, 2 and 1 centavos.
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/69/money/Caribbean/Cuba.html

GDP :

The official language is Spanish.


 

 

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