Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is an island country in the Caribbean. It comprises the island of Cuba        as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Havana is the largest and capital city of the country. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba. It lies 150km (90 miles) south of Key West, Florida, between the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, to the west of Haiti, east of Mexico and northwest of Jamaica.

On October 28, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed and claimed the right for the Kingdom of Spain, which now belongs to Cuba. It became a colony of Spain until the Spanish–American War of 1898, when Cuba gained nominal independence as a de facto United States protectorate in 1902.

Cuba is the most populous island nation, with over 11 million people living in the country and having the largest surface area in the Caribbean. The island has a tropical climate warmed by the waters around it. At the same time, the hot waters of the Caribbean Sea and the island’s being located across the Gulf of Mexico, have made the island vulnerable to hurricane.

Cuba is a country of history, culture and revolution, which Castro and his colleagues opposed the administration of Batista since the 1950s. It is a pleasure to visit every corner of this country and to be with the people of the benevolent Cuban.

Let’s take a look at the interesting facts about Cuba, which is the most-wanted destinations according to the polls:

When we say Cuba the first thing that comes to our mind is cigar. US President John F. Kennedy bought 1200 Cuban cigars for hard times just before signing the embargo order to Cuba.

Until 2008, Cubans were banned from having mobile phones.

One of the two countries in the world where the sale of Coca Cola is officially prohibited is Cuba.The other one is North Korea.

Cuba is one of the few countries with the highest literacy rates in the world: 99.8%

In Cuba, all kinds of state vehicles have to take every hitchhiker they see on the road.

5 per cent of Cuban people have access to the internet.

Castro ordered the burning of all the ‘monopoly’ games in the country after the Cuban revolution.

Fidel’s full name is Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.

Fidel Castro: “If you save 15 minutes a day by not shaving your beard, you gain about 10 days a year that you can devote to work, to reading, to sport, to whatever you like.

Fidel Castro wrote a letter to the then-US president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1940. He asked the President for $10, because he had never seen a $10 bill before. But his request was sadly turned down.