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Interesting Facts about Cuba

Cuba Interesting Facts

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Cuba:

  • The flag of Cuba was designed in 1849 and officially adopted on May 20, 1902. And the emblem of Cuba was adopted on April 24, 1906.
  • The literacy rate in Cuba is among the highest in the world.
  • Cuba is home to over 25 endemic bird species.
  • It's customary to hitchhike when traveling in Cuba.
  • After Catholicism, Santeria is the second most prevalent religion.
  • The second-to-last nation to abolish slavery on the American continent is Cuba. After several years, Cuba finally ended slavery in 1886.
  • Cuba has 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Cuban cigars are renowned around the world.
  • In the northern Caribbean Sea, there is an island nation called Cuba. It is situated where the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea converge.
  • Cuba is shaped like a crocodile. It’s even sometimes called “El Cocodrilo” in Spanish.
  • Cuba is around the size of Tennessee or Virginia.
  • Havana is Cuba's largest and capital city with 2,4 million inhabitants.
  • China, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba are the only five remaining communist nations in the world.
  • The indigenous Taino people of the Caribbean gave the island the name Cubanascnan before coining the name Cuba. It could be interpreted as "a great place" or "a location with a lot of arable land".
  • One of the Caribbean cities with the best preservation is Trinidad, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • With its founding in 1511, one of the Caribbean's oldest cities is Baracoa.
  • Cuba has nine national parks. One of the largest wetlands areas in the Caribbean is protected by the Cienaga de Zapata National Park, which is the largest.
  • According to genetic research, the DNA of Cubans is 72% European, 20% African, and 8% indigenous.
  • Despite the fact that Cuba is officially secular (agnostic), 59.2% of the population self-identifies as Christian.
  • Cuba is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It shares maritime borders with the United States and the Bahamas.

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