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Cuba Facts & Figures

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Total area: 42,803 sq mi (110,860 sq km)
Population (2009 est.): 11,451,652
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Havana - 2,686,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Santiago de Cuba - 554,400; Camagüey - 354,400; Holguin - 319,300; Guantánamo - 274,300; Santa Clara, 251,800
Currency: Cuban Peso
Language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic (majority) and Afro-Cuban religions
Time zone: GMT-5, DST: GMT-4
Electricity: AC 110V/60Hz, "american" plugs; some places may have 220V/60Hz

Cuba is and island country in the northern Caribbean Sea, about 145 km (90 miles) south of Florida, situated between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica to the south and the Bahamas to the north. It occupies an archipelago of islands with the main island Cuba, which is also the largest island in the Caribbean. The main island consists mostly of flat and rolling plains, but about a quarter of the island is comprised of mountainous regions situated mainly in the east of Cuba; the highest point is Pico Turquino - 1,975 m (6,480 ft) in Sierra Maestra mountains. Cuba is also the most populous country of the Caribbean.

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