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flag Cuba Cuba: Introduction

Capital: Havana


Total Population: 11,265,629
Natural Increase: -0.0%
Density: 106 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 76.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Havana (3,700,000); Santiago de Cuba (550,000); Camagüey (350,000); Holguín (320,000); Santa Clara (250,000).
Ethnic Origins: The majority of the Cuban population is of European origin (around 65%).  More than 10% of the Island's population is of African origin, 1% of Chinese origin and 22% is mixed.
Official Language: Spanish.
Other Languages Spoken: English
Business Language(s): Spanish
Religion: 85% of Cubans were Catholic before the revolution. The Catholic religion was banned after the revolution.  In 1992, an amendment to the Constitution authorised freedom of worship on the Island with some restrictions.  In practice, the religious beliefs of the old slaves merged with Catholicism giving birth to an Afro-Cuban religion called Santerias.
Literacy Rate: 99.8%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Havana
It is %T:%M %A In Santiago de Cuba

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)

Country Overview

Area: 109,880 km²
Type of State: Socialist communist State
Type of Economy: Country with middle income (Lower-middle income).
Socialist planned economy; extremely dependent on tourism and the exports of raw materials.
HDI*: 0.815/1
HDI (World Rank): 44/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Cuba, Dial 119
To Make a Call to Cuba, Dial +53
Internet Suffix: .cu
Telephone Lines: 10.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 25.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9,62311,49614,17513,71913,800
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3,1094,9146,1365,9726,200
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,3751,9232,1782,4062,478
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,78510,21210,81712,76012,365

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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