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Being an island country makes it an interesting place, but many other facts set Cuba apart from all the other countries in the world. So, in this Cuba overview, we will be discussing several facts about Cuba that you need to know.
Starting with the country itself, it is an island country based on the island Cuba itself and some other minor archipelagos. The location of this country is rather interesting as it is located right where the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Seam, and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Being in this location of the world, it is very near to Mexico, Florida, Bahamas, Jamaica, and other countries though it does not share its borders as it is an island country.
The Cities in Cuba
Speaking of the cities in Cuba, Havana is the largest city, and it is Cuba's capital. Santiago de Cuba and Camaguey are also some famous cities in Cuba.
The total area of land covered here
When we discuss the total area of land that this country covers, an interesting fact is that the main island of Cuba is not only the largest in Cuba but in the whole Caribbean Sea, covering 140 556 square kilometers out of the total 109,884 square kilometers of the whole Cuba. Not only this, but it is the second-most-populous country in the Caribbean as well.
A word about the History of Cuba
The place now known as Cuba has been under several colonializations. Starting from the Spanish colonization in the 4th millennium BC to the 15th century. It was known as a colony of Spain until the Spanish-American war. This war took place in 1898, and after the war, Cuba was taken by the USA. In 1902 Cuba gained nominal independence.
There were several attempts to make the place better. In 1940 it also attempted to strengthen the democratic system. But, all in vain as the place came under a dictatorship in 1952.
The international value of Cuba
Cuba has an important international value as it is one of the founding members of a lot of organizations, including the following:
Organizations of American States
Finding members in these important organizations make Cuba a highly valuable place, especially for the USA.
The Economy of Cuba
Speaking of economy, Cuba is the country that has the only planned economy in the whole world, making things very attractive. Some of the factors sporting a huge part of the economy are tourism and exports of the following products.
The economy of Cuba not only makes it a stronger country, but it also ranks the eighth highest in the high human development countries in North America, and it lies in the 72nd position in the whole world.
The Demographics of Cuba
Cuba has a total population of more than 11 million as of 2019, making it the 83rd most populated country in the world. Apart from being geographically an amazing country, Cuba is also an amazing country demographically.
Despite being a highly populated country, it holds its economy strong, and it also helps it maintain its national performance in terms of health care and education sectors. In addition to all of this, the Government has played an important role in eradicating the problems like hunger and poverty.
Although it is not as famous as some other countries globally, there is a lot to explore about Cuba. Here we were discussing some of the most interesting facts about Cuba.