Weird and Wonderful facts about: Cuba

Kettlemag, World, Cuba, Fiona Carty
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Cuba, the largest and most populated island in the Caribbean, here we explore some facts about the island that show it is more than beaches, sunshine, cigars and the American embargo. 

  • Only 5% of the population have access to the open internet. Anyone who does access it without permission can get a 5 year prison sentence if they’re caught.
  • Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the word: 99.8%
  • Cuba also has one of the lowest birth rates in the Western hemisphere.
  • Is one of two countries that does not sell Coca-Cola, the other is North Korea.

  • Government vehicles are required to pick up hitchhikers if there is passenger space available.
  • There are so many doctors in Cuba that they are often sent out to countries that have a shortage.
  • Christmas was not an official holiday until 1997.
  • Cuba is made up of the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) and many other smaller islands.

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

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