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About Cuba

Cuba, also known as the Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Central American Region. Though the country was part of the Spanish Colonization, The country is more well known for Communism and is one of the last remaining countries which follow communism and the only country in the American Region.

The country is more famous for its ruler Fidel Castro who became a world leader providing large humanitarian as well as military support in America, Asia, and African Continents

Economically not much is declared to the world as most of it is part of the state-controlled planned economy. However, Cuba is Famous for Sugar and Tobacco products.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionNorthern America
Capital CityHavana
Government TypeMarxist–Leninist socialist state
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyCuban peso, CUP
Phone Code +53
Important CitiesSantiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Holguín, Guantánamo, Santa Clara, Las Tunas, Bayamo, Cienfuegos, Pinar del Río, Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus, Manzanillo
National DayCommencement of the Wars of Independence[45] (Oct-10)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking0
Primary IndustriesEnergy production,Energy sector,Agriculture,Industry,Tourism,Retail,Finance,Foregin investment and trade.
Major ExportsCommodities not elsewhere specified, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Nickel and articles thereof, Ores, slag and ash, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Wood and articles of woo, wood charcoal, Pharmaceutical products, Iron and steel
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Plastics and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Organic chemicals, Rubber and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Ores, slag and ash, Special woven fabrics, tufted textile fabrics, lace, tapestries, trimmings, embroidery
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Cereals, Meat and edible meat offal, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Plastics and articles thereof, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Articles of iron or steel, Dairy produce, birds' eggs, natural honey, edible products of animal origin, Iron and steel, Animal or vegetable fats and oils,
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical products, Electrical machinery and equipment, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Plastics and articles thereof, Lead and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Aircraft, spacecraft, Ships, boats and floating structures
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Cuba and India was around US$300 million in the 1980s. However, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and economic liberalisation in India in the 1990s, bilateral trade between the countries witnessed a sharp decline. Bilateral trade totaled $38.89 million in 2014–15. India's exports to Cuba stood at $37.32 million, while imports amounted to $1.57 million. The main commodities exported from India to Cuba are pharmaceutical products, organic chemicals, plastic and rubber articles, machinery and mechanical appliances. The main commodities Cuba exports to India are tobacco products including cigars, raw hides and skins, and leather.
Bordering NationsBahamas, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, the United States
Member of(United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for CubaEmbassy of India in Haiti (Accredited to Cuba)
H.E.Dr. S. Janakiraman
Honourable Ambassador
Calle 21, No.202,Esquina a K, Vedado, Plaza,Havana, Cuba
00-53-7-8333777, 8333169, 8381700

Honorary Consul of India in Port-au-Prince
H.E. Mr. Eddy Handal
Honorary Consul
Impasse foyer Divin, Sartre Route National , 1, , Port-au-Prince, Haiti
( 509 ) 3 731 6980 / 2 813 1035

Honorary Consul of India in Santo Domingo
H.E. Mr. Antonio Lama
Honorary Consul
Consulado General de la India , Calle Frank Félix Miranda No. 38, Edificio NP1, Primer piso Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Embassy Details of Cuba in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Cuba
H.E. Mr. Alejandro Simancas Marin
A 175 Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024
01141067197 (O)