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Posted October 21, 2003 by publisher in Cuban Culture

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Capital City:

114,525 sq km/44,218 sq mi

11,263,429 (2003 estimate)

Not available

Form of Government:
Communist state

Official Language[s]:

Monetary unit:
1 Cuban peso (Cu$), consisting of 100 centavos

Nonreligious (including atheist) 55%; Roman Catholic 40%; Protestant 3%; Traditional African beliefs and other 2%

Major Cities:
Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Holguín, Guantánama, Santa Clara, Bayamo, Marianao, Cienfuegos, Pinar de Río, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus

Sugar milling and refining, petroleum refining, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, paper and wood products, metals (particularly nickel), cement, fertilizers, consumer goods, agricultural machinery

Commercial crops—sugarcane, tobacco, and citrus fruits; other products—coffee, bananas, rice, potatoes, meat, beans

Natural Resources:
Cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, timber, silica, petroleum

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