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Cuba - General Country Information

Posted October 21, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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Capital City:
Havana

Area:
114,525 sq km/44,218 sq mi

Population:
11,263,429 (2003 estimate)

GDP:
Not available

Form of Government:
Communist state

Official Language[s]:
Spanish

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

Religion[s]:
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

Industries:
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

Agriculture:
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

  Encarta article on Republic of Cuba

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