Thursday, 6 December 2012

Cuba



Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, as well as the Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city. To the north of Cuba lies the United States (140 km or 90 mi away) and the Bahamas, Mexico is to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic are to the southeast.


Basic Information
Capital city                        Havana
Official language                Spanish
Government                      Unitary Marxist-Leninist Socialist Semi Presidential Republic                
President & Premier          Raúl Castro
Independence from           Spain and US
Declared from Spain         October 10, 1868
Declared from US             May 20, 1902
Currency                          Cuban Peso (CUP) and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)
Time zone CST                 (UTC−5)
Drives on                          The right
Internet TDL                    .CU
Calling code                      +53

                                                                       Cuba Map


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Province
Cuba is subdivided into 15 provinces and one special municipality (Isla de la Juventud). Here are:

Artemisa
Granma
Isla de la Juventud
Pinar del Río
Camagüey
Guantánamo
Las Tunas
Sancti Spíritus
Ciego de Ávila
Havana
Matanzas
Santiago de Cuba
Cienfuegos
Holguín
Mayabeque
Villa Clara


Largest Cities in Cuba

These are the largest cities in Cuba, listed in alphabetically
Bayamo
Manzanillo
Camagüey
Matanzas
Cardenas
Moa
Ciego de Avila
Palma Soriano
Cienfuegos
Pinar del Río
Guantánamo
Sancti Spiritus
Havana
Santa Clara
Holguín
Santiago de Cuba
Las Tunas


Havana's Climatic Conditions
Havana has a tropical climate and enjoys a sunny and hot weather making it as a busy tourist destination
around the year. It would be a pleasant experience for you to visit Havana in the months of December
and January.


Cuba Attractions

Today you’ll still see the vestiges in buildings parched for a coat of fresh paint, in the back alleys, in many colonies. But there’re also huge shopping malls, and spanking new hotels along a sparkling beach and imported techno-soda-water-pop in discos. The tourist can happily skip all that though, and stick with the cha-cha-cha and the bolero, with rum and the rumba, enjoy the newly restored colonial buildings and partake of that which makes Cuba a dream destination for many.

Havana is teeming with parks, plazas, and museums, surrounded by beaches, and swaying every night to the rhythms of salsa. Simon Bolivar House, Palace of Fine Arts, National Museum of Music, National Museum of the Revolution, Museum of the City, Museum of Guanabacoa, Jose Marti Memorial and natal house, The House of Africa, the Hemingway Museum, Guyasamin House Foundation, Carmen Montilla House, The Blue Ferret (home of Cuban painter Carlos Henriquez), Historical and Military Park "El Morro la Cabaña (headquarters of Ernesto Che Guevara), The Arab House to name a few.

Havana
Havana lies on the northern coast of Cuba, south of the Florida Keys, where the Gulf of Mexico joins
the Caribbean. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through
a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabocoa and Atarés.
The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay.

Havana  is one of the most visited city in the country and famous by its tourist attractions. One of the most interesting sight of Havana are the beaches. Playa del Este is a complex of several beautiful beaches in the city, it is only 25 kilometers from the central of Havana. One of the most popular beaches in Playa del Este is Santa Maria del Mar.

                                                           Havana Map


                                                      Santa Maria Beach Havana, Cuba

                                                      Capitolio Street, Havana, Cuba


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                                                             Havana City, Cuba


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