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Famous Cubans

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
  • 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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Land Area 109,820 km2
Water Area 1,040 km2
Total Area 110,860km2 (#104)
Population 11,179,995 (#78)
Population Density 101.80/km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $133.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,900
Currency Peso (CUP)
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