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Cuba

The Republic of Cuba, consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles), Isla de la Juventud and several adjacent small islands. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba is south of the eastern United States and The Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti and east of Mexico. The Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south. The national flower is Hedychium Coronarium Koenig, most known as "mariposa" (butterfly) and the national bird is "Tocororo" or "Cuban Trogon" from the family of Trogonidae.

Cuba is the most populous insular nation in the Caribbean. Its people, culture and customs draw from several sources including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, and its proximity to the United States. The name "Cuba" comes from the Taíno language the exact meaning of which is unclear, but may be translated either "where fertile land is abundant" or "great place". The island has a tropical climate that is moderated by the surrounding waters; however, the warm temperatures of the Caribbean Sea and the fact that the island of Cuba sits across the access to the Gulf of Mexico make Cuba prone to frequent hurricanes. Cuba's main island, at 766 miles long (1,232.5 km), is the world's 17th largest.

Capital:
La Habana
Area: 44,800 sq. mi. 
Official Language: Spanish
Form of Government: Socialist Republic
President: Raul Castro
Population: 11,096,395
Population Density: 259 per sq. mi.
Urban Population: 76%
Per Capita GDP: US$ 4,500
Official Currency: Cuba Peso, Convertable Cuban Peso
Literacy: 96%
Ethnic Groups: Mulatto 51%, White 37% 
Chief Religion: Roman Catholic

Borders: 

      North: Bahamas, U.S. 
      South: Jamaica
      East: Haiti
      West: Mexico

Main Cities (with population):
     La Habana: 2,107,600
     Holgu’n: 997,700
     Santiago de Cuba: 995,400

Economy:
      Industries: Oil, food and tobacco processing, sugar
      Chief crops: Tobacco, coffee, rice, sugar, citrus
      Minerals: Cobalt, nickel, iron, copper, manganese, salt 
      Import partners: Russia 12%, Spain 14%, Mexico 9%
      Export partners: Russia 18%, Netherlands 14%, Canada 13%

Climate:
Cuba is a tropical country, with an average of 330 days with sun in the year.
The medium year temperature is 25,5 °C.
The cool month: january with 21 °C
The warm month: july with 30 °C. Annual sun radiation: 80 kilocal
Average temperature in the coast waters: 25 °C in winter, 28 °C in summer
Average relative humidity: 78 %
Average annual rain: 1 515 mm.
Less raining months: december and august

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Downloads:

Download a political map of Cuba from here (.pdf) format

You can download round 30 minutes of music from Cuba in Mp3 fromat from here

Donload the documentary, Che Guevara - The Body and the Legend of Raffaelle Brunetti from here.

 
 
 
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