10 Interesting Things To Know About Cuba!

  • Fidel Castro erected a statue of John Lennon from The Beatles in 2000. Castro admired Lennon and believed he was a true music

  • Original indigenous inhabitants of Cuba were the Guanajatabey people followed by the Ciboney and Taíno tribes. In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived on the island and claimed it as a Spanish territory.

  • The United States pays Cuba $4,085 a month in rent for the controversial Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Cuba has never cashed the checks.In Cuba, ballerinas are at the height of stardom and popularity. In fact, they often earn more money than doctors.A rare prehistoric fish called the Mangar is now only found in Cuba..

  • South Korean soap operas are popular in Cuba – apparently they just love the drama of it all.Cuba is often called El Caiman or El Cocodrilo (Spanish for alligator), which is what the island looks like from an aerial view.

  • Cuba is the most populated country in the Caribbean, with more than 11 million residents.

  • Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world. There are so many doctors in Cuba, that doctors are often sent abroad to countries with a great need of medical professionals.

  • It’s illegal to take a photograph of any military, police or airport personnel in Cuba.Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, which is one of the highest in the world.

  • Fidel Castro grew a beard because the US embargo cut off his supply of razors.

  • The only cars that Cuban citizens can own legally are cars created and bought before 1959. After this year, the Cuban government seized all of the cars, and owns them all to this day. Most of the pre-1959 cars in the country are from the United States.

  • Sugar from sugar cane is the main crop grown in Cuba, followed by tobacco which is used in the making of hand-crafted cigars that are famous for being the finest cigars in the world.


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