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Cuba

COUNTRY GUIDE

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CUBA
(pronounced - kyoo-buh | ˈkjuːbə)
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Cuba
DEMONYMS: Cuban, American, New Worlder
Cuba is part of the Caribbean region in the continent of the Americas. Cuba's name is believed to have derived from the Taino word Cubano, which means abundant fertile land. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 110.9 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Spanish, the capital city is Havana, and the main currency used is the Cuban Peso.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.1.4 billion
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.291.2 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Havana

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REGION

Caribbean

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CONTINENT

Americas

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

110860

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Cuba
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
古巴
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Cuba
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Cuba
Arabic Flag
Arabic
كوبا
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Cuba
French Flag
French
Cuba
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
קובה
Russian Flag
Russian
Куба
German Flag
German
Kuba
Hindi Flag
Hindi
क्यूबा
Japanese Flag
Japanese
キューバ

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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Latest

| STATUS

  • The country has progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights
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Government

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CUBA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministerio de relaciones exteriores
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CUBA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
ministerio de salud
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
saludo
HI
hola
HOW ARE YOU?
¿cómo estás?
GOOD MORNING
buenos días
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
¿estoy bien y tu?
GOOD AFTERNOON
buenas tardes
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
¿cuál es tu nombre?
GOOD NIGHT
buenas noches
MY NAME IS…
mi nombre es ...
WELCOME
bienvenido
NICE TO MEET YOU
encantada de conocerte
GOODBYE
adiós
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
¿habla usted inglés?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Spanish
Official Language(s) spoken in Cuba
The emergency service numbers within Cuba to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulancia (spanish)

dial
105

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
policía (spanish)

dial
106

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
fuego (spanish)

dial
104

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
emergencia
HELP ME
ayuadame
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
¿dónde está el hospital más cercano?
STOP
detener
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
donde esta la farmacia mas cercana?
HOSPITAL
hospital
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
¿dónde está la estación de policía?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

53

INTERNET SUFFIX

.cu

CURRENCY

NAME:
Cuban Peso
SYM:
$
DIVISION:
100 centavos

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
110 | 220
HERTZ:
60

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
4
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug A Electricity Plug B Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug L

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CLIMATE

Havana

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
26.3°C | 79.4°F
02| FEB
27.4°C | 81.4°F
03| MAR
28.5°C | 83.3°F
04| APR
30.3°C | 86.5°F
05| MAY
31.1°C | 88°F
06| JUN
31.7°C | 89.1°F
07| JUL
32.4°C | 90.4°F
08| AUG
32.6°C | 90.7°F
09| SEP
31.8°C | 89.2°F
10| OCT
30.3°C | 86.6°F
11| NOV
28.2°C | 82.8°F
12| DEC
27.3°C | 81.2°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
15.8°C | 60.4°F
02| FEB
16.1°C | 61°F
03| MAR
17°C | 62.6°F
04| APR
18.7°C | 65.7°F
05| MAY
20.9°C | 69.6°F
06| JUN
22.6°C | 72.6°F
07| JUL
22.6°C | 72.6°F
08| AUG
22.6°C | 72.7°F
09| SEP
22.5°C | 72.5°F
10| OCT
21.2°C | 70.2°F
11| NOV
18°C | 64.4°F
12| DEC
17°C | 62.6°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
EXCUSE ME
disculpe
NO
no
PLEASE
por favor
NO, THANK YOU
no, gracias
SORRY
lo siento
MAYBE
tal vez
THANK YOU
gracias

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC-4 (America/Havana)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 12, 2023
ENDS
Nov 5, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 10, 2024
ENDS
Nov 3, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

Forward one hour

DST TIMEZONE

UTC-3 (America/Havana)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

29
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

Cuba Driving Image
DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
A valid driving license is accepted
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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
direcciones y orientación
HOW DO I GET THERE?
¿como llego hasta ahí?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
¿cuanto cuesta?
HOW FAR IS IT?
¿que tan lejos está?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
¿aceptas tarjetas de crédito?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
¿dónde está el baño?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
no me interesa
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
¿dónde está el restaurante más cercano?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
no entiendo
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
¿cuánto te debo?

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbiana (spanish)
Gay Flag
Gay
gay (spanish)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
bisexual (spanish)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transgénero (spanish)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersexual (spanish)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexual (spanish)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
cuestionando (spanish)
Community Flag
Community
comunidad (spanish)
Gender Flag
Gender
relacionado con el género (spanish)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
relacionado con la sexualidad (spanish)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
no binario (spanish)
Queer Flag
Queer
queer (spanish)
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