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  1. Capital: Havana (“La Habana” in Spanish)
  2. Language: Spanish
  3. Population: 11,120,000
  4. Area: 110,860 square kilometers (42,803 square miles)
  5. Number of provinces: 15
    • Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Mayabeque, City of Havana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Guantánamo, Special municipality: Isla de la Juventud
  6. Dual Currency:
    • Cuban Peso (MN = Moneda Nacional) local currency; 25 Pesos=1CUC
    • Cuban Peso Convertible (CUC) – strong currency; equivalent to .87 US cents
  7. National Anthem: Bayamo, composed in 1867-8 by Perucho Figueredo.
  8. National Flower: Butterfly lily (Hedychium Coronarium Koenig), a native-growing white-colored fragrant jasmine
  9. Ethnic Groups: white 65.1%, mulatto / mestizo 24.8%, black 10.1% (2002 census)
  10. National Bird: The Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus), or tocororo, this bird displays plumage with the same colors as the Cuban flag
  11. National tree: The Royal Palm
  12. Main religions: Roman Catholic, Santería, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witness, Jewish
  13. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 9; 22% of the island is designated a protected natural area.
  14. GDP Per Capita: U.S. $2,700
  15. Literacy rate: 97%
  16. Industry: Sugar, petroleum, tobacco, chemical
  17. Agriculture: Sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee; livestock
  18. Exports: Sugar, nickel, tobacco, fish, medical products
  19. Cuba & Physicians: There are more doctors per square foot in Cuba than anywhere else in the world.
  20. Cuba is home to the smallest bird in the world called the bee hummingbird.
  21. Favorite Sport: baseball
  22. Favorite game: Dominoes
  23. Cuba is made up of more than 4000 islands and cays.
  24. There are thousands of species of plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere outside of Cuba.
  25. The legal voting age is 16.
  26. Cuba is on Eastern Standard time (EST) and observes daylight savings time.