Country Profile - Cuba

Name: Republic of Cuba

Location: Northwest Caribbean

Time: IST (-) 10 1/2 hrs

Capital: Havana

Language: Spanish (official)

Area: 110,860 sq kms

Population: 11,087,330 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 01 Jan (Liberation Day)

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP).

Climate: Hot, sub-tropical climate all year. Most rain falls between May and October and hurricanes can occur in autumn (August to November). Humidity varies between 75 per cent and 95 per cent. Cooler months are January to April when the least rain falls.

Holidays: 1 Jan Liberation Day. 1 May Labour Day. 20 May Independence Day. 25 Jul - 27 Jul Days of Rebelliousness. 25 Dec Christmas Day.

Airline Name: Cubana, Empresa Consolidada de Aviacion (CU)

International Airports: Jose Marti (Havana)