Where is Cuba?

Cuba is a North American country covering 110,860.00 km2 of which 0.94% is water and 109,820.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 107th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. Its geographic coordinates are 21 30 N, 80 00 W and Havana is the capital city.

Cuba is an island nation. It has a 28.5 km border with the US naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. The US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay is leased to the United States and only mutual agreement or US abandonment of the facility can terminate the lease.

The name Cuba derives from the Taino Indian designation for the island.

Its ISO code is CU.

Geography

It is locaed in the Caribbean. Cuba has a mean elevation of 108 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate that is moderated by trade winds with a dry season from November to April and a rainy season from May to October. Its terrain is mostly flat with rolling plains, rugged hills, and some mountains.

Population

Cuba has a population of 11,179,995 making it the 78th largest in the world. The population is distributed evenly throughout the country in urban areas such as Havana.

Spanish is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are white, mulatto, and black. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 53.

Government

Cuba is an independent country. It became independent in 1902. Its constitution was last ratified in 1976.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Cuba's GDP is $133,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 77th largest economy and its citizens the 124th richest in the world. The currency of Cuba is the Peso (CUP).

Its major export partners are Canada, Venezuela, and China. Its main exports are petroleum, nickel, medical products, sugar, tobacco, and fish. Its major import partners are China, Venezuela, and Spain. Its major imports include petroleum, food, machinery, and chemicals.