By: Josi Frigon

Cuba is a hispanic country located in the Carribean. It's a beautiful island with delightful                                                  scenery and lots of things to learn!

Basic Facts:

  • Capital: Havana
  • Population: 11,061,886
  • National Language: Spanish, although Hatain Creole is the second most common language spoke by 300,000 people.
  • Currency: Cuban Peso
  • Neighboring Countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, etc;

Places to See

Famous Places to Visit:

  • Havana: The capital of cuba, full of beautiful city life and culture. A popular landmark, El Capitolio (The capital building), is located in this town.
  • Varadero: A gorgeous vacation spot with an amazing beach for tourist. Has an amazing beach with glamorous hotels.
  • Morro Castle: An astonishing castle that was built to guard Havana. Built in 1589 when Cuba was still under Spain's control. A very common spot for excursions.

The Culture

Dialect: Cuban spanish is similar to Dominican or Puerto Rican spanish. The language here is usually shortened to eaiser expressions such as the ones below.

Local Expressions:

  • ¿qué bola? – how are you?
  • asere – friend, mate
  • baro, chavito, fula – money

Food and Drink:

  • Pastelitos: A cuban pastry filled with sweet flavorings like cream cheese, guavo cheese, pinapple, and coconuts.
  • Chicharrones: A dish generally made up of fried pork rinds, but sometimes made from beef or chicken.
  • Yucca Chips: Similar to potato chips, usually sprinkled with salt and is served with a side of salsa/dip.

Climate and Geography

Weather: Cuba's climate is semitropical and not too windy. The rainy season last from May into October, and the dry season goes through November to April.

Geography: Cuba includes  mostly falt plains and rolling hills with some mountain terrain in the southeast, and it's surrounded by the carribean sea so Cuba has lots of beaches.

Independence Day

October 10th, 1868, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, or "Father of the Homeland", freed his slaves and started the independence war against the Spanish Colonial Power, resulting in the Ten Years Wars. This war was the first serious attempt to gain Independence from Spain. This war lasted until 1878 and brought the outcome of Cuba breaking away from spain on May 20th, 1902. Now, Cuba celebrates "Grito de Yara"on the day they revolted Spain.

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Comment Stream

2 years ago

Nice job Josi.

2 years ago

I really liked it Josi.

2 years ago

Josiii!!!! I love it......... a lot

2 years ago

I think that you did a really good job and I like your pictures.

2 years ago

The pictures are really cool!