Cuba

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Cuba on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 110,860 km²

Geography – flat plains, mountains in south-east

Language – Spanish

Religion – official athiest, unofficial – 85% Roman Catholic

Monetary Unit – Cuban Peso

Natural Resources – cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land

Agriculture – sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock

Industry – sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, pharmaceuticals

Cuba Map

Neighbouring Countries – none

Population – 11,047,251 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.27%

Average Life Expectancy – 77.0

Capital City – Havana (2,106,146)

Highest Mountain – Pico Turquino (2005m)

Longest River – Cauto River (343 km)

Climate – tropical, hot and windy 18°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx) mostly May to October

 

Plant Life – 6,000+ native flowers, grasses, swamp marsh vegetation, mangrove, pine, Royal Palm, pepper, pineapple

Animal Life – tropical bats, rodents, reptiles, insects, crocodiles

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Cuba. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/cuba.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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