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Homeland And Liberty

 

General


Population: 11,047,251 (2014), 11,061,886 (2013)
Land Area: 110,860 sq km
Natural Resources: Cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land
Capital: Havana
Political System: Communist State
State Leader: Gen. Raul Castro (February 24th 2008)
Languages: Spanish
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP) Convertible Peso (CUC)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic, religion is repressed
Major Ethnicities: Mulatoo 51%, Caucasian 37%, African 11%, Chinese 1%
Life Expectancy: 78.22 years (2014), 78.05 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 72.3 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 121 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 10,200 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.1% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.8%, Industry 22.3%, Services 73.8% (2012)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 19.7%, Industry 17.1%, Services 63.2% (2011)
Industries: Sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, pharmaceuticals
Agriculture Products: Sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.815 (44th)(2014), 0.780 (59th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 1.915 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 3.8% (2012)

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Army Size: 49 000 (2004)
Budget: 3.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Cuba is located in the Caribbeans, Cuba has sea borders with the United States, The Bahamas, Haiti, the British Turks and Caicos islands and Mexico. Cuba's economy is a planned economy, but is opening lately to be more open to the market. Cuba's largest source of income is tourism.

(2014) Cuba's economy continues to grow slowly however official data is not readily available to measure this. The government continues with limited economic reforms

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Cuba
Wikipedia: Cuba
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CUB.html

Updated on: August 17th, 2014