Cuba

Geography:

  • Location:
    • Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
  • Area:
    • Total: 110,860 sq km
    • Water: 0 sq km
    • Land: 110,860 sq km
  • Coastline:
    • 3,735 km
  • Maritime Claims:
    • Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 NM
    • Territorial Sea: 12 NM
  • Natural Resources:
    • Cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, timber, silica, petroleum, arable land

People:

  • Population: 11,263,429 (July 2003 est.)
  • Nationality: Noun: Cuban(s); Adjective: Cuban
  • Ethnic groups: mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1%
  • Religions: nominally 85% Roman Catholic prior to CASTRO assuming power; Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, and Santeria are also represented
  • Languages: Spanish

Government:

  • Country name: Conventional long form: Republic of Cuba; Conventional short form: Cuba
  • Government type: Communist state
  • Capital: Havana
  • Administrative divisions: 14 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 special municipality* (municipio especial); Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Isla de la Juventud*, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara
  • International organization participation: ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IAEA, ICAO, ICC, ICRM, IFAD, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, LAES, LAIA, NAM, OAS (excluded from formal participation since 1962), OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

Economy:

  • Inflation rate (consumer prices): 7.1% (2002 est.)
  • Industries: sugar, petroleum, tobacco, chemicals, construction, services, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, biotechnology
  • Agriculture - products: sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock
  • Exports: $1.8 billion f.o.b. (2002 est.)
  • Exports - commodities:
    sugar, nickel, tobacco, fish, medical products, citrus, coffee
  • Imports: $4.8 billion f.o.b. (2001 est.)
  • Imports - commodities: petroleum, food, machinery and equipment, chemicals
  • Currency: Cuban peso (CUP)

National Policy:

  • Política en Ciencias del Mar
  • Política en Investigación Marina
  • Coastal Area Policy
  • Environment Policy

Institutional Structure:

      Acuario Nacional de Cuba.

 

      Calle 1ra . y 60, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-236401-06

 

      Fax: 537-241442

 

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      Agencia de Medio Ambiente (AMA)

 

      Calle 20 No. 4110, Esq. 18-A, e/ 41-47, Miramar, Playa, La Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-221071

 

      Fax: 537-240852



      Centro de Gestión e Inspección Ambiental (CGIA)

 

      Calle 20 No. 4110, Esq. 18-A, e/ 41-47, Miramar, Playa, La Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-227573

 

      Fax: 537-227030



      Centro de Información, Divulgación y Educación Ambiental (CIDEA).

 

      Calle 18-A,No. 4114 e-41/47, Miramar, Playa, La Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-296014/200600

 

      Fax: 537-249031

 

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      Centro de Investigaciones de Ecosistemas Costeros.

 

      Cayo Coco, Morón, Ciego de Avila, C.P. 69400, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 301161/93

 

      Telex: 255

 

      Fax: 301151



      Centro Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CNAP)

 

      Calle 18-A,No. 4114 e-41/47, Miramar, Playa, La Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-227970

 

      Fax: 537-240798

 

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      Comité Oceanográfico Nacional (CON)

 

      Calle 1ra . y 60, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba.

 

      Teléfono: 537-236401-06

 

      Fax: 537-241442



      Grupo Empresarial GEOCUBA.

 

      Calle 6, No 301, Miramar, Playa, La Habana 11300.

 

      Teléfono: 537-238313/295995

 

      Fax: 537-242869



National Focal Point for IOCARIBE
Dr. Guillermo García Montero
Director Acuario Nacional
Presidente Comité Oceanográfico Nacional de Cuba
Ave. 1ª y Calle 60, Miramar, Playa
La Habana, Cuba
Tel. (537) 2049 987 / 2036 401
Fax/Cell : (537) 209 2737
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For updated information about Cuba visit their Central Intelligence Agency Factsheet.