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Cuba

Cuba
  • Capital

    Capital

    Havana

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:44

  • Population

    Population

    11.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +53

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₱ CUP (peso)

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Cuba

Cuba
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Havana

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:44

  • Population

    Population

    11.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +53

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₱ CUP (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 548

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.40 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 335mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    110 860 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    12%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    31%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    60%

  • Railways

    Railways

    5076km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.22 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mulatto - 51 %
    white - 37 %
    black - 11 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic and Santería

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.8%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    75 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    52.7%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    7 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

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

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    49%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    18%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    34 837kt

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What not to do when visiting Cuba

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Don't speak anything against the government.

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Don't forget that every kind of device which is capable of receiving signals from satellites is strictly prohibited on the island.

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Don't bring credit cards or travellers cheques from American-based banks, including AMEX, which are not accepted in Cuba. Visa, MasterCard, Cabel and Visa Electron are all accepted credit cards.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The worlds smallest bird is the 'bee hummingbird' found in Cuba.

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Don't photograph military or police personnel or installations - you may well be arrested for spying.

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Don't be unaware of customs restrictions of Cuba - check the Cuban customs website.

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Don't draw attention to yourself as a tourist, especially if you are with Cuban friends of the opposite sex as the police will be quick to ask your friends for identification.

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Don't forget to shake hands upon greeting someone and leaving - it's common to greet friends and family with a hug and kiss on the cheek. Informalities like addressing a stranger with "mi Corazon" (my heart), mi Vida (my life), or Carino (dear) are common.

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Don't show the homosexuality - it's frowned upon by Cuban society and law enforcement agencies.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The largest exporter of sugar is Cuba.

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Don't spit and blow your nose in public.

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Don't forget to take good care of your wallet and passport in crowded places - keep them in your front pocket, and leave valuables, important documents and the money in the hotel safe. Keep a photocopy of your main passport page.

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Don't litter - it's against the law.

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Don't drink tap water though it's drinkable - drink bottled water or avoid tropical illnesses.

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Don't get involved with drugs - penalties are very severe in Cuban law. Don't carry anything through customs for anyone else.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was completely obsessed with dairy.

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Don't order Papaya Daiquiri or avoid using the word papaya in Cuba - it's actually vulgar slang of "vagina".

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Don't get frustrated when things change unexpectedly, don't go as planned.

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Don't forget to watch out for money exchangers, count your change, short giving is a plague in Cuba. Only exchange in official places such as hotel, bank or Cadeca (official Governmental exchange bureau).

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Don't wear expensive things and jewellery.

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Don’t get offended by close and louder speaking in conversations - Cubans tend to speak very quickly, loud and stand close to one another, with occasional touching.

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Don't underestimate the power of sun. Bring sunglasses, hats and enough sunscreen - sun in Cuba is quite hot and the ultraviolet rays can burn you.

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Don't forget to learn Spanish greetings, and simple phrases, such as 'thank you' (gracias), and 'please‘ (por favour) it will earn you respect.

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Don't sit under a ripe coconut tree - better to be safe than sorry, falling coconuts kill 150 people each year.

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Don't forget to look down, the old streets of Havana can be treacherous. There are uneven curbs, potholes, cracked cobblestones…you might want to forget the heels.

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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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Don't be confused Cubans pointing by puckering their lips in the direction or person they are referring to.

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Don't dive or snorkel without a floating marker on water.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Don't forget to negotiate your taxi ride price before you take it.

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Don’t forget the hurricane season usually runs from June to November.

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Don't really look for a deal - things are not that cheap in Caribbean.

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Don't forget coral-safe sunscreen - if you go to water excursions, some of them may not allow you to join without coral-safe sunscreen.

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