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★ Cuba Travel Guide

Cuba travel guide

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Cuba Factsheet

June 17, 2015


Surface area:

109,884 sqkm (42,426 sqmi)

Highest point:

Pico Turquino

1,974 m

(6,476 ft)

Lowest point:

Caribbean Sea

0 m (0 ft)

Time zone(s):


CDT (UTC−4) - Summer DST

Population & languages

Total population:

11.21 million

Population density:

102/sqkm (264/sqmi)

Ethnicities, nationalities, races:

64 % White, 27 % Mulatto, 9% Black

Official language(s):


Other local language(s):


Widely-spoken language(s):



60 % Roman-Catholic, 5 % Protestants, 11 % others

(African religions, Buddhists etc.), 24% atheists

Cities, towns:


Havana/La Habana (2.1 million)

Other big cities:

Santiago de Cuba (509,000 central; 1,05 million metro)

Camagüey (322,000)

Holguíin (342,000)

Santa Clara (242,000)

Airlines & airports:

Major airports:

Havana: José Martí International Airport

Varadero: Juna Gualberto Gómez Airport

Santiago de Cuba: Antonio Maceo Airport

Santa Clara: Abel Santamaría Airport

Cienfuegos: Jaime González Airport

Major airlines:

Cubana de Aviación, Aerocaribbean, Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat,

Aeroflot, Condor, Air Canada, LOT - Polish Airlines, American Airlines,

Aerogaviota, Sun Country Airlines, Copa Airlines, TAME, KLM...

Economy, currencies


Cuban peso (CUP) and Cuban convertible peso (CUC)


78 billion USD

GDP/capita (nominal):

6,985 USD

Primary export goods:

Tobacco and cigars, nickel, medicines, raw sugar beet and cane,

alcoholic beverages, cement ...

Other important facts & data:

Electric system:

110 V @ 60 Hz

240 V @ 50 Hz


A, B, C, L

Internet TLD:


Calling code/prefix:


Driving system:

Right-rand drive

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