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Nation 1[1]


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Nation 1[1]

  1. 1. By Charles Somers
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Cuba has a total land area of 110,860 km 2 (42,803.3 sq mi). It has 3,735 km (2,321 mi) of coastline and 29 km (18 mi) of land borders </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba is the largest country by land area in the Caribbean </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>Its main island is the seventeenth-largest island in the world by land area </li></ul><ul><li>Terrain is mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast </li></ul>
  4. 4. People <ul><li>White Cubans (65.05%) comes primarily from Spaniards </li></ul><ul><li>Afro-Cubans compose 10.08% to 23.84% </li></ul><ul><li>East Asian/Oriental origins make up 1% of the population </li></ul>
  5. 5. People <ul><li>5,597,233 men and </li></ul><ul><li>5,580,510 women </li></ul><ul><li>The United States is home to the largest number of Cubans outside Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1959, over a million Cubans have left the island </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture <ul><li>As a former colony of Spain, Spanish is spoken in Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball is the most commonly played game. Introduced by American dockworkers in Havana in the 19th century </li></ul>
  7. 7. Culture <ul><li>The music of Cuba, is mostly of European (Spanish) and African origin </li></ul><ul><li>present day are creolized fusions and mixtures of these two </li></ul><ul><li>Almost nothing remains of the original Indian traditions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><li>Columbus sighted in 1492 claimed for Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Years War in 1878 </li></ul><ul><li>In 1902, the United States handed over control to a Cuban government </li></ul><ul><li>Bay of pigs April 1961 </li></ul>
  9. 9. History <ul><li>In 1965 Cuba supported a rebellion of adherents of Lumumba </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1970s and 1980s Cuba stepped up its military presence abroad </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 Fidel Castro took ill and moved out of the public light and into a hospital </li></ul>
  10. 10. sources <ul><li>Google images </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>