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Cuba (República de Cuba)

The island country in the northern part of the Caribbean. The country covers an area of ​​the island of Cuba as a part of the Greater Antilles, the Isle of Youth, and many smaller islands. From North America, Cuba is separated by the Florida Strait to the north and the Yucatan Channel in the west. The unofficial name since 1959 - Liberty Island. The country is a member of the UN since 1945. 

Cuba is a country of eternal summer with sandy beaches, vibrant nature and colorful underwater worlds, which annually attract large numbers of tourists. This country is home to the world's best tobacco, rum and sugar, only socialist republic in the Western Hemisphere. The long history, numerous nature reserves combined with crowded beaches, a strict socialist system of the country with the free, freedom-loving people. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - excursions and recreation, beach holidays, eco-tourism, leisure (diving).

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

Cuba is located at the junction of North, Central and South America, on the island of Cuba (the largest in the West Indies), Isla de la Juventud, and also on the adjacent approximately 1600 small islands and coral reefs, which belong to the group of the Greater Antilles. The coastal line is characterized by deep bays and plenty of sheltered bays. Island is framed by reefs and other coral formations.

The country's territory is 110 860 km². 

The largest of the islands is the island of Cuba. In the south-eastern part of the mountain range stretches the Sierra Maestra, the highest point of which - Pico Turquino up to 1974 m. Western and south-western coast of the island is occupied by low-lying wetlands with mangroves. Throughout the country flows a lot of rivers, but they are small. The longest of them - Cauto (370 km).

Population: more than 11 million 60 thousand people.

CapitalHavana (Spanish. La Habana, population 2.1 million).

Biggest cities: Havana, Santiago de Cuba.

Languages: Spanish.

Religion: about half of the country's believers - Catholics. There are adherents of Protestantism and Religious Santeria and nyanigos that occurred from mixing African beliefs with Christianity.

Time zoneGMT -5.

Calling code: +53. 

Currency: Peso (CUP), 1 peso = 100 centavos. There are two types Peso: "normal" peso for the calculation of the country, and the convertible peso, which are paid by tourists and which is officially equal to the dollar. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 1.00 CUP, 1.00 EUR ≅ 1.35 CUP.

Credit card payment systems: In Cuba are accepting credit cards Visa, MasterCard, most importantly, that the payments did not go through banks located in the United States.

Tours in the direction of: Cuba

15 days

1 pers

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