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Cuba. We will keep you updated and in tune with changes and
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It is shaped like an ogival shield. Its upper section portrays a golden key that symbolizes Cuba's key position among the two Americas, therefore the name "The Key to the Gulf". The rising sun stands for the emergence of a new nation. The three blue sripe
Cuba has a population of more than 11 million, in a peculiar mixture of Spaniards, Africans, and Asians.
The National Anthem
It was the patriot Perucho Figueredo who composed, in 1867, the music of the Anthem. Later, in 1868, when the independence forces seized the city of Bayamo (Granma Province), Figueredo himself wrote the words:
People of Bayamo, to arms in the battle
Due to their economic development and population density, the most important are: Havana City, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Ciego de Avila, Bayamo and Guantánamo.
Sugar cane is the main line. Other important industries are tourism, tobacco, nickel, rum, coffe, and since a few years ago, the pharmatheutic and biotechnological lines.
Education is free and obligatory until the ninth grade. In 1961, illiteracy was eradicated and today the population has a high instruction level. Cuba's national system of education comprehends from day care centers for working mother's children to univer
A country prodigal in artistic and creative manifestation. It has made contributions to international culture with important names of writers, thinkers, dancers, musicians, painters, poets and singers. Cuban craftwork is interesting, with outstanding work
1st. of January: Liberation Day 1st of May: May Day 26th. of July: Day of National Rebelliousness, together with the 25th. and 27th. of that month 10th. of October: Anniversary of the beginning of the War of Independence in 1868.
Cuba's health system is said to have one of the world's most complete programs of primary attention, the lowest rate of infantile mortality in Latin America and free services for all the people.
Excellent olympic results, a highlighted place in world sports and the massive and free practice in the country make Cuba proud and are counted among the achievements of the people in the last 40 years.