Country: Cuba

Population: 11,394,043

Capital: Havana

Time Zone: UTC-5

Currency Name: Cuban peso (CUP) and Convertible peso (CUC)

Government Type: Communist state

Languages: Spanish

Ethnic Breakdown: mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1%

Religion: nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented

Major Cities: Havana

Phone Country Code: 53

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: mid-December - mid-April

Voltage: 110/220 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b, c, f, l

Major Holidays: January 1 (Liberation Day), May 1 (Labor Day), July 25-27 (Commemoration of Assault of the Moncada Garrison), October 10 (Independence Day), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies.