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Cuba

Cuba Background Stats

National tree:

Palma Real

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March 2013
Full name Republic of Cuba 2013
Independence day date May 20 1902
Land border length 0.0 2014 173th out of 200
National anthems El Himno de Bayamo ( The Anthem of Bayamo ) 2011
National identity card N/A 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Bahamas (M) Haiti (M) Honduras (M) Jamaica (M) Mexico (M) United States (M) Cayman Islands ( United Kingdom ) (M) Navassa Island ( United States ) (M) 2014
Overview

Cuba's Communist government has survived more than 40 years of US sanctions intended to topple veteran leader Fidel Castro. It also defied predictions that it would not survive the collapse of its one-time supporter, the Soviet Union.

Since the fall of the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Cuba has been a one-party state led by Mr Castro and - since February 2008 - by his chosen successor and younger brother, Raul.

Fidel Castro exercised control over virtually all aspects of Cuban life through the Communist Party and its affiliated mass organisations, the government bureaucracy and the state security apparatus.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Cuba Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Cuba/Background