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Area: 42,803 square miles
Government: Communist state
Languages: Spanish (official)
Location: Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida.
Geography: Cuba is long and thin—750 miles from east to west, but only 60 miles wide—but that still makes it the largest island in the Caribbean Sea. Scattered at either end of the island are two mountain ranges (the Sierra Maestra in the east and the Sierra del Rosario in the west), plus a third range lies in the center (the Escambray Mountains). The rest of the island is mostly rolling hills, beaches, or swamps.
Religion: Estimated Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Santeria also present.
Time zone: Cuba’s time zone is equivalent to Eastern Standard Time (or Daylight Saving Time) in America.