Latin America & Caribbean

Cuba profile - Facts

Cigar rollers in a Havana factory produce one of Cuba's best known exports
  • Full name: Republic of Cuba
  • Population: 11.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Havana
  • Area: 110,860 sq km (42,803 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Cuban peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Nickel, sugar, tobacco, shellfish, medical products, citrus, coffee
  • GNI per capita: $5,890 (World Bank estimated figure, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .cu
  • International dialling code: +53