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Capital : Havana
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Cuban peso
Population : 11 239 004
Area : 109 884 km2

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Cuba facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday in November.

2. 3.9% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 628,000 motor vehicles (56 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. It is a mistake to think that cigars are rolled under the arms or thighs of sweaty women. This is done by professionals called Torcedore. The training lasts 5 years. Fit “retractors” make over 100 cigars a day.

5. In Cuba, you can see Fiats 126p (kids) and Fiats 125 (big Fiats) well known in Poland.

6. The national top-level domain is .cu . There are over 1,620 websites with this extension.

7. The most popular pages with the extension .cu are google.com.cu, google.com.cu and cubadebate.cu.

8. In this country there are more than 52 202 km of paved roads including over 654 km of express roads (0.8% of all roads in the world).

9. The country has 133 airports, 64 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 8 203 km of railway tracks.

11. During that time he survived over 600 attacks.

12. American citizens can travel to Cuba, but cannot pay in dollars.

13. Cuban scientists have developed a vaccine for hepatitis B and meningitis-B.

14. There is virtually no crime in this country.

15. The favorite game is dominoes.

16. Full name of the country – Republic of Cuba.

17. Political system – socialist republic.

18. The average temperature is 21 ° C in January and 27 ° C in July.

19. There are a lot of doctors in Cuba and one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Many medics serve in nearby countries in need of help.

20. There are a lot of American cars from the 1950s in this country. All newer models are government-owned.


Geography in Cuba

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1. The country is 2.8 times smaller than Poland.

2. The longest river is Rio Cauto, 340 km.

3. Cuba borders with such countries as: United States 29 km.

4. The highest peak is Pico Turquino 1974, n.p.

5. There are 65700 km2 of agricultural land in Cuba (60% of the country).

6. The highest located city in the country is Yateras.

7. 28242 km2 of the country is covered by forests (25.7%)

8. Kuba is often called El Caiman or El Crocodrilo, which means Aligator in Spanish. This is how the country looks from a bird’s eye view.

96. The nearest capital in a straight line from Havana is Kingston (Jamaica) – 815 km.

97. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Havana is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 17888 km.


Finance in Cuba

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1. The minimum wage is 225 pesos per month (data from 2005).

2. The amount of income tax in Cuba is 30%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 50%, and for companies 30% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is $77,150,000,000 in 2015.

6. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 17.1% GDP, i.e. around: $13,192,650,000 .

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 25,210,000,000 .

8. The country has over $10,400,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.088% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Cuba

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1. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 60 km / h.

2. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 60 km / h, and on highways 100 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.1 promile.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 50%, and for companies 30% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

6. In this country you can vote from the age of 16.

7. You can be sent to prison for up to 25 years for killing a government cow. For comparison, the penalty for killing a man is a maximum of 20 years.

8. Citizens of Cuba, for the mere suspicion of prostitution, can go to prison for five years.

9. Away from larger cities there are stops for hitchhikers. Every driver is obliged to take the person waiting there.

10. Cuba and North Korea are the only countries in the world where Coca-Cola is banned.

11. In Cuba, adulthood is reached at the age of 16.

12. To leave the country you have to pay an “outlet” tax of $25.

13. Cubans have the right to own only two houses.

14. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

15. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from 16 years of age.

16. The last death penalty was carried out in 2003.


Education in Cuba

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 85.

4. In this country there are 0.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 33,715 people).


Work in Cuba

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1. The minimum wage is 225 pesos per month (data from 2005).

2. The amount of income tax in Cuba is 30%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.5% .

4. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 740 ₱ (105 zlotys).

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 50%, and for companies 30% (2018).

6. The work week is 44 hours.


Best in Cuba

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

2. Fidel Castro held power from 1959 to 2008, becoming the longest-serving political leaders in the world.

3. The longest river is Rio Cauto, 340 km.

4. The highest peak is Pico Turquino 1974, n.p.

5. The highest located city in the country is Yateras.

6. Cuba lives Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the world. An adult is about 2 cm long.

7. The lowest temperature: 0.6 °C was measured in Bainoa.

8. The highest temperature: 38.8 °C was measured in Jucarito.


Army in Cuba

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1. Kuba ranks 72nd in the best world armies.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 69,500 professional and 1 186 500 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 50 tanks, 1830 > armored vehicles, 80 jet aircraft and 14 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was allocated over 700,000,000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of more than 12 ships (2018).


Society in Cuba

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1. In Cuba, an adult person consumes about 5.2 liters of pure alcohol a year on average.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 59%, then beer – 39%, wine – 2%.

3. In 2013, 891 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 4% of society suffers from malnutrition (approximately 450,000 people).

5. The average IQ level is 85.

6. 22% of adults living in this country are overweight.

7. On average, there is one child per family.

8. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

9. In this country, over 3,309,000 (2015) 3 696 765 (2018) people have access to internet (about 33% of the population).

10. The population density is 102 people / km2.

11. The main religion is Catholicism, 60%.

12. The average age of people living in this country is 40.4 years.

13. In this country there are about:
1,794,000 people (15.96%) in the age range 0-14 years.
7,989,000 people (71.09%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,455,400 people (12.95%) over 65 years old.

14. In this country, about 111,000 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 86,800 people die (0.8% of the population).

15. 48 people in 1000 possess firearms.

16. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

17. In this country the average adult person smokes 105 cigarettes a month.

18. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.5 years (women – 80.5 years and men – 76.6 years).


Symbols of Cuba

1. The national alcohol is a mojito.

2. The real palm is the national tree.

3. The national animal is a red-billed pheasant bird.

4. National sport is baseball.

5. The motto of the country – “Homeland and Freedom”.


Holidays in Cuba

1. Christmas became an official holiday only in 1997, in preparation for the visit of Pope John Paul II.


Sport in Cuba

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1. National sport is baseball.


History of Cuba

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1. When Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba he thought that he was in India.

2. Independence from the USA was obtained on May 20, 1902.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1934.

4. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

5. Christmas became an official holiday only in 1997, in preparation for the visit of Pope John Paul II.

6. Fossils of the prehistoric Manjuari fish were found in Kuba.


Language in Cuba

1. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.


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What is the highest mountain in Cuba?

The highest peak in Cuba is Turquino (1974 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Cuba?

The largest river in Cuba is Rio Cauto, 340 km.

answer: Marta


What Cuba has national colors?

National colors: blue, white and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is a mojito.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a red-billed pheasant bird.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

National sport is Baseball.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Kuba?

Kuba borders with such countries as: United States 29 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 40.4 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

  The minimum wage is 225 pesos per month (data from 2005).

answer: Marta


What is the density of population in Cuba?

The population density is 102 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto of the country – “Homeland and Freedom”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 38.8 ° C was measured in Jucarito.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 0.6 ° C was measured in Bainoa.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta