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Bilateral Relations   Cuba  

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OFFICIAL NAMERepublic of Cuba
AREA110,860 Sq. Kms.
CLIMATE   Sub-Tropical, Average Annual Temp. 25 Celsius, Ave. Humidity 81%
CAPITAL  Havana (Pop.2 million)
MAJOR CITIESSantiago de Cuba, Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Guantanamo, Holguin, Camaguey
POPULATION11.22 million
LANGUAGESpanish
RELIGIONRoman Catholic-85%(mostly non-practising) Protestant-4%, others-Santeria etc 6%
LIFE EXPECTANCY   77.97 years
INFANT MORTALITY4.2 per thousand
LITERACY99%
UNEMPLOYMENT1.7%
CURRENCYCuban Peso(CUP)&Cuban Convertible Peso ( CUC). 1 CUC = 1.00USD . 1CUC=CUP 24. USD can be used for non cash transaction only. Conversion of USD into CUC attracts 10 % surcharge.
TIME-5GMT
SYSYTEM OF  GOVERNMENTOne party Communist system
HEAD OF THE STATE AND THE HEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT Mr. Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENTMr. Salvador Valdes Mesa
DEFENCE MINSITERGen. Leopoldo Cintra Frías
FOREIGN MINISTERBruno Rodriguez Parrilla
GDP87.12 billion US $ (2015)
TOTAL TRADE13,72 billion US$(2017 est)
GDP GROWTH   1.6%  (2017) Calculations based on Cuban formula, which includes subsidies and services provided.
FOREIGN DEBT(2007)US$ 30.02 billion (2017 est)
TOTAL EXPORTSUS$ 2.885 bn (2017 est)
TOTAL IMPORTSUS$ 10.84 bn (2017 est)
MAJOR EXPORT ITEMS(FE earners) : Tourism, Remittances from Cuban Americans, Medical services , Nickel, Cigars, Sea-Food, coffee, biotech products and medicines, Sugar, Citrus
MAJOR IMPORT ITEMSPetroleum ,Food Items, machinery and equipment, Textiles & Garments, Fertilizers & Chemicals
MAJOR TRADING PARTNERSVenezuela, China, Spain, Canada, Holland, US, Brazil, Italy and France,
MAJOR NATURAL RESOURCESNickel, Copper, Sulphur and some Oil
PRINCIPAL CROPSSugarcane, Citrus, Coffee, Tobacco, Potato, Rice
 
 
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