Cuba
by James Riggin

Cuban flag

Capital: Havana

Major Language: Spanish

Location: Caribbean (South of Florida, USA)

Population: 11.27 million/ Average Age: 40 years/ Life Expectancy: 79 years

MLA Citation

"Cuba: Country Overview." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

                                                                Geography

Major Landforms: Sierra Maestra Range, Bayamesa Peak, Santa Clara Highlands

Bodies of Water: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

MLA Citation "Cuba: Landforms & Climate." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014

                                                                       Climate

Average Yearly Rainfall: 54 inches

Average Temperature: 79 degrees Fahrenheit

MLA Citation

"Cuba: Landforms & Climate." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

                                                                         Culture

         The guayabera is the national symbol of Cuba. It is a white cotton dress with vertical tucks on the front and back. The vertical stripes represent the Cuban national flag. A major sport in Cuba is baseball. It is by far the most popular sport to play in Cuba. There aren't many sports to take part in in this country. Now onto food...Cuban cuisine is based off of Spanish cooking. Cubans like to add vegetables into many of their foods. They should really consider putting a McDonalds there.

"Cuba: Food and Holidays." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

Blanco F., José. "Cuba: National Dress." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

                                                            Interesting Facts

               A political conflict of Cuba is that they are a communist country. This all began because of a man named Fidel Castro as seen above. Not a very handsome man... It happened in 1959. But there are hardly any health issues. Despite its economic struggles, Cuba has made some of the greatest achievements in health care in the world. However, this is much more complicated than first assumed, as an underlying problem is a health care system that also favors the rich, without providing adequate care for Cuba’s poor. The main trading partners of Cuba are China, Brazil, and Spain.

"Cuba: Politics." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World.

ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.

"The Observatory of Economic Complexity." OEC: Cuba (CUB) Profile of Exports, Imports and Trade Partners. The Observatory of Economic Complexity. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://atlas.media.mit.edu/profile/country/cub/>.

Enjoy a video of this highly energetic Cuban man!