Official state name: Republic of Cuba
Cuba has approximately 11.250.000 inhabitants, of which about 11.350.000 (100,9% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Head of State and Government Chief is Raúl Castro.
Cuba covers an area of approximately 110.000 km² and borders on n.a..
Currency of Cuba: Peso Cubano (code: CUC, currency symbol: $)
Current time in Cuba: 07:37:35 h
Daylight saving time (DST) from Sunday, March, 3rd, 2013 until Sunday, November, 10th, 2013, time change 1 h (at this moment applied)
Time difference between Cuba and UTC/GMT (Londres): -5 hours
Daylight saving time (DST): 1 hour (from Sunday, March, 3rd, 2013 until Sunday, November, 10th, 2013)
The international area code for calls from abroad for Cuba is : +53.
Voltage in Cuba: 115 - 120 V.
Websites of Cuba end usually with .cu
The Republic of Cuba is divided into 14 provinces. 169 municipalities and the Isla de la Juventud special municipality.
From West to East those provinces are: Pinar del Rio, La Habana (Havana), Ciudad de La Habana(Havana City), Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo.
Cuba is a long and narrow island, 1 200kms from Cabo de San Antonio in the west end and Punta de Maisi in the east end.
Its maximum width is 210 kms and its minimum 32 kms..Cuba is mainly a plain territory with 4 important mountainous groups:
The Guaniguanico mountain range in the west, the Guamuhaya in the central territory, and the solid Sagua-Baracoa and Sierra Maestra mountain range in the East where the highest mountain in the country, the Pico Turquino, is located, 1 974 mts above sea level.
Rich and diverse.
There are more than 300 protected areas approximately occupying 22 percent of the national territory.
There are 6 areas declared Reservation of the Biosphere by UNESCO:
The Guanahacabibes Peninsula, the Sierra del Rosario mountain range, the Ciénaga de Zapata Marsh in the West; the Buenavista area in the center and the Baconao Park and the Cuchillas del Toa rivers in the East of the country.
Subtropical moderate with prevailing warm temperatures. An average of 330 suuny days a year.
Two seasons : a rainy season (May to October) and a dry one (November to April).
Average air temperature: 25,5 degrees centigrades.
Average coastal waters temperature: 25 degrees centigrades.
Average relative humidity a year: 78 %
Intresting websites related to Cuba
Mujeres - Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) - Website in Spanish only
Cuban Portal or Tourism (Diving, discover nature, playing golf & destinations)
CUBA NEWS: Politics, economy, tourism, science, health, education and sports.
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