Spanish Essay - Cuba

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Cuba is an island nation that was adopted in 1902. One third of it consists of mountains and rolling hills. It lies in the West Indies, and is said to be a beautiful island. Havana is Cuba’s capital, and the center of government for Cuba. Some important cities are Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. Santiago de Cuba is near the south-eastern area of Cuba, and has a population of about half a million people. It’s considered the second most important city in Cuba, probably because it’s an important sea port. Camagüey is the fourth largest city in Cuba, according to Wikipedia. The symbol of Camagüey is a clay pot, mainly because there are clay pots everywhere. They can be very small, or very big. They’re used to capture rainwater to be drunk later. The population of Cuba is precisely 11,224,761 as of this exact day, according to The currency that Cuba uses is Cuban Pesos, and 1 Cuban Peso equals 1 U.S. dollar. Their currency is the same as ours, in terms of wealth.

Religions in Cuba include Roman Catholic and Afro-Cuban. Afro-Cuban is a blend of native African religions and Roman Catholicism. The majority of people practice Roman Catholicism. The Catholic churches are under pressure from the government because, according to, the government doesn’t want them to get full access to the printing press, media, or establish socially useful institutions. Even with all of this pressure, they still follow their religion.

Cuba has one of the largest militaries in Latin America, with a total of about 50,000 men and women serving in the Cuban air force, army, and navy. Around 40,000 men and women are in the army reserve. A lot of civilian groups with military training are also on standby, according to, and they are ready to fight at a moment’s notice.

Education in Cuba is considered to be highly ranked. There are a few good colleges in Cuba, along with The University of Havana., which was founded in 1728. The...
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