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  • Capital city: Havana
  • Population: 11,238,317 (2014 census)
  • Size of country: 110,860 sq km
  • Currency: peso
  • Power supply: 110v
  • Sockets: 2-pin flat
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time difference: GMT -5 hrs
  • Visas: British nationals require a tourist card to enter Cuba which must be obtained in advance
  • Religion: nominally Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Santeria
  • Popular dishes: Meat served with rice and beans is the most common dish in cuba. The national dish though is a pork stew called Ajiaco.
  • Popular drinks: Coffee is the national drink – generally drunk strong. Good quality rum is brewed in Cuba and rum-based cocktails are worth a try.
  • Did you know: Christmas was banned in Cuba between 1960 and 1997 when it was reinstated to commemorate the papal visit of Pope John Paul II.
  • FCO advice: FCO travel advice
  • World Travel Guide: World Travel Guide / Cuba
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