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Cuba's Information

Flag of Cuba
Land Area 109,820 km2
Water Area 1,040 km2
Total Area 110,860 km2
Population 11,179,995
Population Density 100.85 / km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $133.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,900
Currency Peso (CUP)
Largest Cities
  • Havana (2,163,824)
  • Santiago de Cuba (555,865)
  • Camaguey (347,562)
  • Holguin (319,102)
  • Guantanamo (272,801)
  • Santa Clara (250,512)
  • Diez de Octubre (227,293)
  • Arroyo Naranjo (210,053)
  • Arroyo Naranjo (210,053)
  • Las Tunas (203,684)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A
  • Carlos Acosta ballet dancer
  • Tomas Diez Acosta soldier, historian
  • Ignacio Agramonte revolutionary
  • Juan Carlos Robinson Agramonte former secretary Cuban communist party
  • Francisco Aguabella percussionist
  • Andres Rivero Aguero former president
  • Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino Catholic cardinal
  • Albita singer, producer, composer
  • Tomas Gutierrez Alea filmmaker
  • Jose Braulio Aleman brigadier general
  • Alicia Alonso ballerina
  • Maria Conchita Alonso singer
  • Adalberto Alvarez pianist, director, composer
  • Santiago Alvarez filmmaker
  • Sandy Amoros baseball player
  • Deborah Andollo diver
  • Gustavo Arcos revolutionary
  • Reinaldo Arenas poet, playwright
  • Joel Armas swimmer
  • Desi Arnaz actor, television producer
  • Rene Arocha baseball player
  • Renny Arozarena actor
  • Lorenzo Aragon Armenteros boxer
  • Alexandre Arrechea artist, sculptor
  • Rolando Arrojo baseball player
  • Manuel Artime leader Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Nelson Ascencio comedian
  • Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda author, poet
B
  • Danys Baez baseball player
  • Roberto Balado boxer
  • Manuel Barrueco classical guitarist
  • Yan Bartelemi boxer
  • Fulgencio Batista former president, dictator
  • Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. former leader of Cuban Mafia
  • Steven Bauer actor
  • Esteban Bellan baseball player
  • Antonio Benitez-Rojo author
  • Neisser Bent swimmer
  • Sebastian Arcos Bergnes human rights activist
  • Jose Bernal artist
  • Ana Betancourt leader in war of independence from Spain, national heroine
  • Yuniesky Betancourt baseball player
  • Yoandri Betanzos jumper
  • Oscar Elias Biscet physician, human rights advocate
  • Jesus Sosa Blanco captain in Cuban army
  • Pedro Luis Boitel poet, dissident
  • Jorge Bolet concert pianist
  • Esther Borja singer
  • Juan Almeida Bosque politician
  • Eduardo Tomas Boza-Masvidal auxiliary Bishop of Havana
  • Pablo de la Torriente Brau journalist
  • Leo Brouwer composer, conductor
  • Federico Laredo Bru former president
  • Mariano Brull poet
  • Lazaro Bruzon chess grandmaster
  • Elena Burke singer
  • Lena Burke singer, songwriter
  • Malena Burke singer
  • Manela Bustamante actress
C
  • Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera politician
  • Jack Calvo baseball player
  • David Calzado bandleader, music director
  • Miguel Campaneria ballet dancer
  • Bert Campaneris baseball player
  • Barbaro Canizares baseball player
  • Jose Canseco baseball player
  • Ozzie Canseco baseball player
  • Jose Raul Capablanca chess player
  • Jose Cardenal baseball player
  • Agustin Cardenas sculptor
  • Jose Miro Cardona politician
  • Jose Manuel Carreno ballet dancer
  • Luis Posada Carriles paramilitary leader
  • Julian del Casal poet
  • Joel Casamayor boxer
  • Pedro Alvarez Castello artist
  • Eliseo Castillo boxer
  • Esteban Salas y Castro composer
  • Fidel Castro former president
  • Mariela Castro activist, author
  • Raul Castro president
  • Alejandro Garcia Caturla composer
  • Yudel Johnson Cedeno olympic medalist, boxer
  • Ignacio Cervantes pianist, composer
  • Carlos Manuel de Cespedes "Father of the Country"
  • Yat-Sen Chang ballet dancer
  • Daina Chaviano author
  • Oscar Espinosa Chepe economist, dissident
  • Eduardo Chibas politician
  • Willy Chirino singer, songwriter
  • Camilo Cienfuegos revolutionary
  • Jose Contreras baseball player
  • Raul Corrales photographer
  • Juan Corzo chess master (born in Spain)
  • Miguel Coyula filmmaker
  • Yunaika Crawford olympic medalist, hammer thrower
  • Ana Cristina singer, songwriter
  • Juan Croucier musician
  • Celia Cruz singer
  • Lydia Diaz Cruz ballerina
  • Miguel "Mike" Cuellar baseball player
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    People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

    D
    • Armando Hart Davalos politician, communist leader
    • Carlos Lage Davila politician
    • Eusebio Delfin musician
    • Alberto Delgado soccer player
    • Issac Delgado musician
    • Edmundo Desnoes author
    • Orestes Destrade baseball player
    • Yanelis Yuliet Labrada Diaz olympic medalist, taekwondo
    • Yanqui Diaz boxer
    • Mirta Diaz-Balart Fidel Castro's first wife
    • Rafael Diaz-Balart politician
    • Waldo Diaz-Balart artist
    • Aida Diestro pianist, director
    • Martin Dihigo baseball player
    • Ivan Dominguez cyclist
    • Victor Dreke communist party leader
    E
    • Carlos Enriquez artist, illustrator
    • Yunel Escobar baseball player
    • Conchita Espinosa pianist, educator
    • Roberto "Bobby" Estalella baseball player
    • Emilio Estefan producer
    • Gloria Estefan singer, songwriter
    • Lili Estefan television personality
    • Cesar Evora actor
    F
    • Candido Fabre songwriter, singer
    • Rodolfo Falcon olympic medalist, swimmer
    • Roberto Faz singer, conductor
    • Alfredo de la Fe musician
    • Delfin Fernandez former spy
    • Florentino Fernandez boxer
    • Tomas Fernandez footballer
    • Yudelkis Fernandez long jumper
    • Antonio Rodriguez Ferrer composer, conductor
    • Ibrahim Ferrer singer
    • Carlos Juan Finlay physician, scientist
    • Juan Formell singer, songwriter
    • Tony Fossas baseball player
    • Alfonso Fraga-Perez lawyer, diplomat
    • Daisy Fuentes television host
    • Leonardo Padura Fuentes author, journalist
    • Norberto Fuentes author, journalist
    G
    • Maykel Galindo footballer
    • Yuriorkis Gamboa boxer
    • Barbaro Garbey baseball player
    • Andy Garcia actor
    • Anier Garcia olympic medalist, hurdler
    • Calixto Garcia general
    • Humberto Jesus Castro Garcia artist
    • Ivan Garcia olympic medalist, sprinter
    • Jose Luis Rodriguez Garcia politician
    • Yoel Garcia olympic medalist, triple jumper
    • Francisco Gattorno actor
    • Sergio Giral film writer, director
    • Alberto Bayo y Giroud military leader
    • German Nogueira Gomez songwriter, composer, producer
    • Jose Miguel Gomez former president
    • Miguel Mariano Gomez former president
    • Preston Gomez baseball player, manager, coach
    • Jose Gomez-Sicre art critic, author
    • Celina Gonzalez singer, songwriter
    • Elian Gonzalez former child castaway
    • Emeterio Gonzalez javelin thrower
    • Gerardo Gonzalez "Kid Gavilan" boxer
    • Juan de Marcos Gonzalez bandleader, musician
    • Raul Gonzalez olympic medalist, boxer
    • Ruben Gonzalez pianist
    • Tony Gonzalez football player
    • Antonio Maceo Grajales military commander
    • Ramon Grau former president, physician
    • Alvarez Guedes comedian, author
    • Vida Guerra actress
    • Yalil Guerra composer, musician, producer
    • Che Guevara leader of Cuban revolution (born in Argentina)
    • Gilda Antonia Guillen author, poet, political activist
    • Nicolas Guillen poet, journalist
    • Vilma Espin Guillois revolutionary, women's rights activist
    • Olga Guillot singer , "queen of bolero"
    • Juan Gundlach naturalist, taxonomist
    • Horacio Gutierrez concert pianist
    • Pedro Juan Gutierrez author
    H - K
    • Celia Hart physicist
    • Jose Maria Heredia y Heredia poet
    • Ariel Hernandez olympic medalist, boxer
    • Didier Hernandez singer
    • Livan Hernandez baseball player
    • Orlando Hernandez baseball player
    • Roberto Hernandez sprinter
    • Yoel Hernandez hurdler
    • Yuniel Hernandez hurdler
    • Hector Herrera olympic medalist, runner
    • Carlos Hevia politician
    • Alcibiades Hidalgo former ambassador to the UN
    • Adolfo Horta olympic medalist, boxer
    • Abelardo Colome Ibarra politician
    • Guillermo Cabrera Infante author, essayist, translator
    • Joel Isasi olympic medalist, sprinter
    • Alberto Juantorena olympic medalist, track athlete
    • Alberto Korda photographer

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    People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

    L
    • Carilda Oliver Labra poet
    • Jose White Lafitte violinist, composer
    • La Lupe singer
    • Wifredo Lam artist
    • Joel Lamela olympic medalist, sprinter
    • Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz air force commander
    • Ernesto Lecuona pianist, composer
    • Rafael A. Lecuona gymnast
    • William Levy actor
    • Pio Leyva singer
    • Jose Lezama Lima author, poet
    • Omar Linares baseball player
    • Alfredo Llaguno-Canals former auxiliary Bishop of Havana
    • Dave Lombardo drummer
    • Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez bassist
    • Mariano Lora revolutionary
    • Saturnino Lora revolutionary
    • Faizon Love actor, comedian
    • Dulce Maria Loynaz poet
    • Adolfo "Dolf" Luque baseball player
    M
    • Antonio Maceo revolutionary, military strategist
    • Gerardo Machado former president
    • Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti film director
    • Eli Marrero baseball player
    • Jose Marti author, poet, journalist, political activist, national hero
    • Juan T. Vazquez Martin artist
    • Armando Martinez boxer
    • Lazaro Martinez olympic medalist, sprinter
    • Liaena Hernandez Martinez politician
    • Nelson Martinez baritone
    • Rual Martinez artist
    • Raul L. Martinez USA politician
    • Rey Angel Martinez soccer player
    • Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado actress, singer
    • Miguel Matamoros singer, composer
    • Huber Matos revolutionary
    • Rene Mederos poster artist, graphic designer
    • El Medico musician
    • Julio Antonio Mella founder "internationalized" Cuban communist party
    • Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez first Cuban citizen, cosmonaut
    • Jose Mendez baseball player
    • Osleidys Menendez olympic medalist, javelin thrower
    • German Mesa olympic medalist, baseball player
    • Mario Cesar Kindelan Mesa olympic medalist, boxer
    • Anselmo Alliegro y Mila politician
    • Pablo Milanes singer, songwriter
    • Minnie Minoso baseball player
    • Enrique Molina actor
    • Hilda Molina former chief neuro-surgeon of Cuba, physician
    • Eligio SardiƱas Montalvo "Kid Chocolate" boxer
    • Rita Montaner singer, pianist
    • Aurelio Monteagudo baseball player
    • Rene Monteagudo baseball player
    • Kendry Morales baseball player
    • Benny More singer, songwriter
    • Nancy Morejon author, poet
    • Yipsi Moreno olympic medalist, hammer thrower
    • Roberto Moya olympic medalist, discus thrower
    • Victor Moya high jumper
    • Raul Musibay chef, author
    N - O
    • Jose Napoles boxer
    • Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin politician
    • Bola de Nieve singer, songwriter, pianist
    • Harold Lopez Nussa jazz pianist
    • Arnaldo Ochoa general
    • Eliades Ochoa guitarist, singer
    • Tony Pedro Oliva baseball player
    • Luis Oquendo actor
    • Rey Ordonez baseball player
    • Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz olympic medalist, boxer
    • Braulio Orue-Vivanco first Bishop of Pinar del Rio
    P
    • Heberto Padilla poet
    • Dr. Eduardo J. Padron educator
    • Humberto Padron film director
    • Juan Padron animation director
    • Tomas Estrada Palma former president
    • Rafael Palmeiro baseball player
    • Benny Paret boxer
    • Oswaldo Paya political activist
    • Raul Paz singer
    • Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso pianist
    • Ivan Pedroso olympic medalist, long jumper
    • Amelia Pelaez artist
    • Brayan Pena baseball player
    • Armando Peraza percussionist
    • Fernando Perez film director
    • Mario Perez artist
    • Tony Perez baseball player
    • Luis Alberto Perez-Rionda olympic medalist, sprinter
    • Ariel "The Veteran" Pestano olympic medalist, baseball player
    • Carlos Manuel Piedra politician
    • Ignacio Pineiro composer, musician
    • Manuel Pineiro political, military leader
    • German Pinelli journalist
    • Virgilio Pinera author, playwright, poet, essayist
    • Felipe Poey zoologist
    • Ana Maria Polo lawyer, television personality
    • Fidelio Ponce de Leon artist
    • Guillermo Portabales singer, songwriter
    • Rene Portocarrero artist
    • Omara Portuondo singer, dancer
    • Damaso Perez Prado bandleader, musician, composer
    • Ariel Prieto baseball player
    • Carlos Manuel Pruneda singer

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    People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

    Q - R

    • Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada politician
    • Ioamnet Quintero olympic medalist, high jumper
    • Ana Fidelia Quirot olympic medalist, runner
    • Alexei Ramirez baseball player
    • Pedro Ramos baseball player
    • Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos boxer
    • Daniel Rene singer, songwriter, producer
    • Roberto Fernandez Retamar poet, essayist, literary critic
    • Angel Reyes violinist
    • Jose Ignacio Rivero author, journalist
    • Raul Rivero journalist
    • Dayron Robles olympic medalist, hurdler
    • Arsenio Rodriguez musician, creator of mambo, composer
    • Jose Rodriguez baseball player
    • Luis Manuel Rodriguez boxer
    • Silvio Rodriguez singer, songwriter
    • Armando Rodriguez-Gonzalez composer, musician
    • Gonzalo Roig composer, musician, music director
    • Ibrahim Rojas olympic medalist, sprint canoer
    • Octavio "Cookie" Rojas baseball player
    • Amadeo Roldan composer, violinist
    • Virgilio Paz Romero anti-Castro exile
    • Antonio Maria Romeu composer, pianist, bandleader
    • Felipe Perez Roque politician
    • Meyer Rosenbaum chief rabbi, spiritual leader in Havana
    • Gonzalo Rubalcaba pianist, composer
    • Jorge Enrique Rubio boxing trainer
    • Rey Ruiz singer
    S
    • Jose Vilalta Saavedra sculptor
    • Jorge Sanchez Salgado volleyball player
    • Alex Sanchez baseball player
    • Celia Sanchez founder 26th of July Movement
    • Jorge Luis Sanchez film director
    • Mario Ernesto Sanchez actor
    • Ricardo "Rick" Sanchez journalist, author
    • Tomas Sanchez artist
    • Arturo Sandoval trumpeter, pianist
    • Ramon Gray San Martin former president
    • Abel Santamaria revolutionary leader
    • Mongo Santamaria musician
    • Nico Saquito composer, singer
    • Cristina Saralegui journalist actress, talk show host
    • Severo Sarduy poet, playwright
    • Rudy Sarzo musician
    • Yargelis Savigne triple, long jumper
    • Felix Savon olympic medalist, boxer
    • Moraima Secada singer
    • Diego Segui baseball player
    • Compay Segundo musician, singer, composer
    • Juan Jose Sicre sculptor
    • Moises Simons composer , pianist, orchestra director
    • Leonel "Bebito" Smith olympic medalist, swimmer
    • Carlos Prio Socarras former president
    • Hector Socorro footballer
    • Javier Sotomayor olympic medalist, track and field
    • Teofilo Stevenson olympic medalist, boxer
    T - Z
    • Orlando Zapata Tamayo political activist
    • Jose Tartabull baseball player
    • Tony Taylor baseball player
    • Maria Teresa grand duchess of Luxembourg
    • Luis Tiant baseball player
    • Miguel A. De La Torre educator, author
    • Cristobal Torriente baseball player
    • Rene Touzet composer, bandleader, pianist
    • Juan Tunas footballer
    • Aliecer Urrutia triple jumper
    • Ignacio Jose Urrutia historian
    • Chucho Valdes pianist, bandleader, composer
    • Victor Manuel Garcia Valdes artist
    • Zoe Valdes author
    • Moises Valle musician
    • Carlos Varela singer, songwriter
    • Will Vazquez film director
    • Maria Teresa Vera composer, guitarist, singer
    • Mayra Veronica singer
    • Zoilo Versalles baseball player
    • Emilio Mola Vidal commander spanish civil war
    • Nitza Villapol chef, cookbook author, television host
    • Pedro Zamora AIDS activist, television host
    • Mauricio Zeilic television host, reporter
    • Hector Zumbado author journalist, humorist, critic
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