Michael DeSantis

Cuban Facts

Name of continent or area or region: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida

Total Population: 11,061,886 Density: Population density (people per sq. km) in Cuba 105.9

Capital /Population: Havana 2,141,993

Area: 110,860 sq km Arable land% : 33.6

Define arable land and predict three ways impact your country: Arable land is land that can be used to grow crops. The ways it can impact a country are both good and bad. The good ways it could impacted a country would be if the country has plenty of arable land the country could export foods for other goods and raise funds for the government. Another positive impact having lots of arable land is being able to have enough food for everyone in your on country.

Physical features: mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast. The east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year); droughts are common

Form of Government: communist state

Head of Government or Head of State: President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Raul CASTRO Ruz (president since 24 February 2008

Neighboring Countries: No bordering countries but the United states and latin America is close by to cuba.

Language: Spanish (official)

Crude Birth Rate:9.92% Crude death rate:7.58% Growth rate:2.07%

Infant Mortality Rate:4.76

Life Expectancy:78.05 Male: 75.77 Female: 80.46

Main Imports: petroleum, food, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Main Exports: petroleum, nickel, medical products, sugar, tobacco, fish, citrus, coffee

Per Capita GNP/GDP:GDP 10,200

Currency:Cuban peso, Cuban convertible pesoVenezuela 38.3%, China 10.8%, Spain 8.9%, Brazil 5.2%, US 4.3%

Real Growth Rate%: Inflation:5.5%

Unemployment Rate:3.8%

Labor Force: total:5.227 Ag: Ind: Government 72.3% petroleum, nickel\cobalt, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, construction, steel, cement, agricultural macherny and sugar. Service: 63.2%

Natural Resources:

Trading Partners: exporting partners: Canada 17.7%, china 16.9%, Venezuela 12.5%, netherlans 9%, spain 5.9%

Importing partners Venezuela 38.3%, China 10.8%, Spain 8.9%, Brazil 5.2%, US 4.3%