Cuba, the westernmost and the largest island of West Indies is the wealthiest island in Caribbean due to the production of tobacco and sugar. Cuba is world famous for its history, music and dance traditions and rich architectural heritage. Havana, its capital city is famous for its swinging Caribbean nightlife and magnificent old cities.
Cuba is a Caribbean island, located in north America. It is siyuated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Its cigars are world famous. Sugar, tobacco and nickel are its main exported goods. United States, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica are its neighbors. Mountains, small islands and vast plain lands are its geographical features. It is one one of the pioneer countries to adopt Marxism in the western world.
Cities of Cuba
Though a Communist country, Cuba boasts of several top cities. Some of them are:
- Havana: Havana is the capital of Cuba. A major port and commercial centers have made it an important city. It is a popular tourist hub. Sugar, beverage, pharmacy, food processing industry, vehicle units, textile and cigar industries are quite famous in Havana.
- Santiago de Cuba: It is an important port. It has a couple of World Heritage Sites. The adjoining areas are rich in nickel and iron. Its fertile land produces banana, cacao and coffee.
- Camaguey: It is an important cultural hub. Its street pattern has nicknamed it as 'maze'. Camaguey has many parks, historical monuments and architectural wonders.
- Holguin: Holguin is an important commercial town of Cuba. Agriculture as well as industries have made it a prosperous city. Sugar, cigar, meat processing, ceramic, shoe and furniture production are important sectors of this city. Santa Clara: Santa Clara is an important rail junction. It houses industries like: livestock, sugar, tobacco and steel industries.