Cuba

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Cuba is a Caribbean island nation under communist rule. It has sugar-white beaches and is dotted with tobacco fields, which play a part in the production of the country's legendary cigars. The capital, Havana, is lined with pastel houses, 1950s-era cars and Spanish-colonial architecture in the 16th-century core, Old Havana. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.
Capital: Havana
President: Raúl Castro
Population: 11.27 million (2013) World Bank
Official language: Spanish
Currencies: Cuban peso, Cuban convertible peso

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Zapata Swamp is located on the Zapata Peninsula in the southern Matanzas province of Cuba. It is located less than 150 kilometres southeast of Havana. Ciénaga de Zapata represents also a municipality, the largest one of Cuba with 4,162 km².

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Viñales Valley is a karstic depression in Cuba. The valley has an area of 132 km² and is located in the Sierra de los Órganos mountains, just north of Viñales in the Pinar del Río Province.

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Sierra Maestra is a mountain range that runs westward across the south of the old Oriente Province in southeast Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast.

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Las Terrazas is a small community and nature reserve in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa Province, Cuba. It is located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984.

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Jardines del Rey is an archipelago off the northern coast of Cuba, in the northern parts of the provinces of Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey.

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Havana is Cuba’s capital city. Spanish colonial architecture in its 16th-century Old Havana core includes the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fort and maritime museum. The National Capitol Building is an iconic 1920s landmark.

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Cayo Coco is a tropical island in the Jardines del Rey chain, off central Cuba. Known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs, its northern coast is dotted with all-inclusive resorts.

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Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was visited by Admiral Christopher Colombus on November 27, 1492, and then founded by the first governor of Cuba.

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