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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
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CityHavana
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Socialist Republic
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)
GDP (nominal)USD 147.194 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking0
Primary IndustriesEnergy production,Energy sector,Agriculture,Industry,Tourism,Retail,Finance,Foregin investment and trade.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsBahamas, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, the United States
Member of(United Nations)
Major ExportsAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Other Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Pharmaceutical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Art and Antiques, Chemical Products, Spices, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Other Products, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Vegetables and Related Products, Rubber and Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 1.919 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 4.264 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.345 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
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.
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Rubber and Products, Glass and glassware, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Spices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fashion and Apparel
India's Imports ValueUSD 4.87 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 79.04 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 74.17 Million (Deficit)
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)