Cuba, Part of The Greater Antilies

(Antilies means Islands in Spanish)

Where is Cuba Located?

Where am I? Cuba is located in the North-Western hemisphere, right under Florida. It is an island located to the west of the Bahamas. What are you doing up there? The tallest mountain in Cuba is The Sierra Maestra. The biggest and most fresh lake/body of water in Cuba is Lake La Leche.

Climate of Cuba

So, how's the weather? Cuba is a tropical island with trade wind (trade wind is wind that blows toward the equator). The dry season lasts from November through April, and the wet season lasts from May through October. One of the recent natural disasters was Hurricane Paloma. It killed over 3,000 people.

What's the polotics of Cuba?

So, who is ruling? The president of Cuba is Raúl Castro. The First Vice President is

José Ramón Machado Ventura. The Second Vice President is

Abelardo Colomé Ibarra. Cuba is a communist country. How are Citizens treated? Citizens are not treated fair because of torture, unfair trial, and extrajudicial executions. The currency that they use is the Cuban peso.

Culture of Cuba

Cuba is known for it's diversity in culture that is built from Spanish, African, French, and Asian influences. The island has produced numerous, famous artists in many, different disciplines whether in literature or in fine art, film, ballet, modern dance, or theater. The main language of Cuba is Spanish. The religion that Cuba mostly practices is Catholicism. The standard of living is poor because of a lot of natural disasters. The best Olympic sport that Cuba was good at was heavy-weight lifting. The ethnic group that Cuba is in, is the Mulattoes. 99.8% of people that live in Cuba that are 15 years old or older, can read and write.

Natural Resourses and Economies of Cuba

What are you mining there? The natural resources of Cuba are cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, timber, silica, oil and, petroleum. The USA has an embargo on Cuba. The USA put an embargo on Cuba because Cuba wanted to bomb the USA. Cuba's economic system is a command economy. Entrepreneurship is not allowed in Cuba because of it's command economy.

Environmental Issues

The recent hurricane, Paloma has killed over 3,000 people and has put a lot of people homeless. There are usually 3 hurricanes that hit Cuba every year.


A Walk in Cuba: People & Culture
Flyer updated on February, 12 2015