In Cuba, school is mandatory until the age of 15. The literacy rate in Cuba is 99.7%.
By Anvit Divekar
Cuba is the birthplace of classic dance styles like the Bolero, Mambo and Cha Cha.
Cuba in relation to Central America
Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world.
Capital City: Havana
Overall population: 11.39 million inhabitants.
Size in area: 42,426 mi²
Absolute location: 21.5218° N, 77.7812° W
Style of government: Dictatorship - Elections in Cuba involve nomination of municipal candidates by voters in nomination assemblies
The flag of Cuba
Sierra Maestra is a mountain range (The highest system in Cuba)
Sierra Cristal is a mountain range (Cuba's oldest national park)
Pico Turquino (Highest POINT in cuba at 6,476 ft.)
Cuba is a pretty warm place. The average temperature in summer is 70°F and in winter it is 64°F. The climate overall is tropical savanna.
SS Morro Castle was an ocean liner of the 1930s. The fortress guards the entrance to Havana Bay, being an important attraction of the city. It is also named “Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro"
SS Morro Castle
SS Morro Castle
Great Theatre of Havana
Francisco Covarrubias was the actor and playwright dubbed the founder of the national Cuban theater
The Callejón is essentially a small alleyway in central Havana where a number of artists are based. There is a lot of brightness and color here. The alley is decorated with some remarkable murals.
Callejón de Hamel
One of the largest producers of nickel
The main copper mine in Cuba is The Cobre
90 percent of Cuba's petroleum demand was supplied by the Soviet Union until 1990
Before 1994 Cuba was the largest sugar exporter. However, severe hurricanes devastated the sugarcane harvest.
Cuba was the first country to produce cement in Latin America, on July 7, 1895
Cuban Havana Cigar, named after the capital city, is world famous
Most coffee is grown in the mountainous hills of eastern Cuba
The citrus is turned into a juice and exported to Chile and Israel
Just like other agricultural products, the cattle population dropped by more than 50%
The main food that Cubans prefer is beans with rice.
Language and religion
The official language in Cuba is Spanish. 55% of the population is non religious while 39% are catholic
The most celebrated holiday in Cuba is Santiago de Cuba. This festival is celebrated before Lent and at the end of July