” Cuba Historical Foundations”
According to the CIA World Fact Book, Cuba’s population as of July of 2006 was 11,382,820. The age structure in Cuba is 0-14 years which is equivalent to 19.1% of the population with 1,117,677 being male and 1,058,512 being female. The age structure for 15-64 years is equivalent to 70.3% with 4,001,161 being male and 3,999,303 female. The age structure for 65 years and over is only 10.6% with 554,148 being male and 652,019 female. The population growth rate per county is 0.31% according to a 2006 census. Cuba Ethnic groups are mulatto 51%, white 37%, black 11%, Chinese 1%. (CIA World Factbook 2006 edition) The 2006 Cuban Government Census has approximated that there are 44,218 people per square mile in Cuba. Twenty years ago Cuba had a population of approximately 7 million, compared to forty years ago when Cuba’s population was approximately 6 million. The Cuban Culture is a multifaceted combination of diverse, distinct, aspects & influences. Customarily, Cuba is where the European, African, Amerindian & continental North American cultures come together. A lot of Cuban culture, particularly Cuban music, is instantaneously identifiable all over the world. The major musical type is Son; they listen to rock as well. Cubans love dancing & are a very musical nation. Cubans are limited to four televisions stations, but take much pleasure in this form of entertainment. As with television Cuban food is rationed and represents Spanish, African and Caribbean cultural aspects. Baseball and boxing are the popular sports, with baseball being the most popular since it was introduced by American Dockworkers in 19th century Havana. Although Spanish is the primary language in Cuba and most of Latin America, their diverse society is a mixture of Spanish and African origins. Cuba's policy on religion has changed much since 1959 from atheist state, for what was known as the Castro Era to Roman Catholic, which is the largest...
References: CIA World Factbook (2006 edition)
Cuba Census 2002 webpage Statoids (July 2003). Municipios of Cuba. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
Matanzas Portal (2004). Population growth by municipality and province. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
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