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The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries.

Fidel CASTRO led a rebel army to victory in 1959 and his authoritarian regime continues to rule.

  • Old Havana;
  • Varadero;
  • Trinidad;
  • Guardalavaca;
  • Cayo Largo del Sur;
  • Cayo Coco;
  • Parque Nacional Viñales
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC -5
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    110 860 Km2
  • Population
    11 008 112 (2022 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Spanish (official)
  • Currency
    Cuban pesos (CUP)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 12300
  • Airports

    Tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)

    White 64.1%, Mulatto or mixed 26.6%, Black 9.3% (2012 est.)

    Cubans will point by puckering their lips in the direction of or at the person to whom they are referring.

    Ropa Vieja — shredded flank steak cooked in tomato sauce and served with rice and/or beans and sweet plantain fritters

    Still largely state-run planned economy, although privatization increasing under new constitution; widespread protests due to lack of basic necessities and electricity; massive foreign investment increases recently; known tobacco exporter; unique oil-for-doctors relationship with Venezuela; widespread corruption

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