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1 Cuba's size
Cuba is the largest island and has the largest population of all islands in the area of the Gulf of Mexico.
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2 Cuba's attractions
Cuba has over 200 bays and 289 beaches.
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3 Does Cuba experience storms ?
Cuba experiences a lot of violent storms that include hurricanes. It is located on a path of violent weather. They occur mostly in September and October.
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4 Guantanamo Bay
The US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, is located on Cuba. The US leases the part of the island from Cuba.
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5 Cuba's Early Population
Until 1492, Cuba was populated by Arawak Indians. They mostly died from diseases after the settlers arrived.
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6 Cuba's Climate
Cuba's climate is tropical with dry trade winds. They experience a dry season between November and April and rainy season from May to October.
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7 Cuba's Capital
Havana is the capital city of Cuba. It's population is 11,423,952.
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8 Communist Cuba
The first communist state in the Western Hemisphere was in Cuba. It was instituted by Fidel Castro.
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9 Cuban Baseball Players
The first professional Cuban baseball player was Esteben Bellan. Starting in 1871, he played in the United States for the Troy Haymakers and then the New York Mutuals.
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10 Cuba's language
Cuba's official language is Spanish. English is spoken at the tourist resorts.
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11 Cuba's Currency
The peso is the currency used in Cuba. It is also divided into 100 centavos.
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