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)