Capital: Havana

Population: 11,224,143 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUC)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Language: English

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, White, Black

Largest Cities: Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Holguin

Main Sport: Baseball, Football

Political System: Communist State

National Holidays (2016):

Liberation Day (January 1)

New Year’s Day (January 2)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Independence Day (May 20)

Revolution Anniversary (July 25)

Day of the Rebellion (July 26)

Revolution Anniversary Celebration (July 27)

Beginning of the War of Independence (October 10)

Christmas Day (December 25)

New Year’s Eve (December 31)


Recent Posts: 

havana real by yoani sanchez

Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba

Book:  “Havana Real: One Woman Fights To Tell The Truth About Cuba Today” Author:  Yoani Sánchez Publisher:  Melville House Publishing, 2009 ...
Read More
Cuba, Havana - Top 20 Sights to see and do

Havana: Top 20 Sights

If you're going to Havana for the first time and need a quick guide to the top sights in this gorgeous, colonial, ...
Read More
Cuba for Americans - the Rules

Cuba For Americans: ‘The Rules of Do’s and Don’ts’

Before we dive in to this discussion on Cuba, please note - this article was intended for American citizens, who ...
Read More