Ten fun facts about Cuba


Fact 1
The main island of Cuba consists of rolling plains. It has a range of steep mountains at the southeast end called the Sierra Maestra.

Fact 2
Cuba has a tropical climate moderated by trade winds. The ‘dry season’ is between November to April and a ‘wet season’ between May and October. The average temperature is 21⁰C in January and 27⁰C in July.

Fact 3
The official language of Cuba is Spanish though many people speak English as well. Cuba has a mixed population with the major 51% being mixed black and white (mulatto).


Fact 4
Cuba has over 200 bays and 250 beaches to explore making it a haven for tourists. Cuba has a thriving health tourism business.

Fact 5
The Cubans refer to their island as “El Cocodrilo” – viewed from above Cuba is believed to resemble a crocodile.

Fact 6
The Capital of Cuba is La Havana. They produce the worlds’ finest cigars.

Fact 7
The National sport is baseball.

Fact 8
Cuba got its independence from Spain on December 10, 1898.

Fact 9
Cuba boasts one of the best health care systems in the world. The average life expectancy is comparable with than of UK. Medical technology is one of the most prominent exports.

Fact 10
Cuba exports nickel, petroleum, medical products, sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee and fruits. They import food, machinery and equipment, petroleum and chemicals


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Short about Cuba
Is an island located at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico and the westernmost island of the Greater Antilles.


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Population
11,167,325

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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