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Cuba Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Cuba travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Cuba.

Republic of Cuba • República de Cuba

The Republic of Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean, with the United States (Florida) to the north, Bahamas and Mexico to the west, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica to the south, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic to the southeast.

With over 11 million inhabitants, it is the most-populous nation in the Caribbean region. Despite its problems, the country of Cuba excels in many fields; it has one of the highest literacy rates and longest life-expectancy rates in the world.

Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba.

flag of Cuba

Cuba Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Cuba – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Havana (& largest city)

Population: 11.22 million (2017 census)

Language(s): Spanish

President: Miguel Díaz-Canel

Vice President: Salvador Valdés Mesa

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP) & Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)

Area: 109,884 km2 (42,426 mi2)

Dialing Code: +53

Time Zone: Cuba Standard Time “CST” (UTC-5)
•   DST/Summer Time: Cuba Daylight Time “CDT” (UTC-4)

Demonym: Cuban (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Cuba (their name for their country)

Emergency Numbers: 106 for police, 105 for fire, 104 for ambulance

Drinking Age: 16

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 110 / 220V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B / C / L (define)

ISO Country Code: CU

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