If you have a kiddo that loves fun facts and learning about the world, then these Cuba facts coloring pages will pique their interest!
We put the most interesting facts about the island of Cuba, from its history under Spanish rule to its independence movement, and even facts about how internet access works over there. Take time to read each fact and then color the picture next to the fact. Each picture will correlate with the interesting Cuba fact.
Facts About Cuba You Didn’t know About
- Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is an island country in Latin America comprising the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, and several smaller islands.
- Cuba is located where the northern Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean meet. The capital of Cuba is La Havana.
- As a former Spanish colony, its official language is Spanish. Cuba stopped being a Spanish territory in 1898 when the United States took over the territory in the Spanish-American war.
- The main island (Cuba), at 40,369 square miles, makes up most of the land area and is the 17th-largest island in the world by land area, around the same size as Pennsylvania.
- Cuba’s literacy rate for 2021 was 99.67%, a 0.08% decline from 2012.
- Cuban independence is celebrated on October 10 annually as an official holiday.
- The Cuban government in 1959 took over the for-profit health system which, 30 years later, resulted in free health care for all Cuban citizens.
- The world’s smallest frog is only 0.39 inches long as well as the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, and both are native to Cuba.
- Cuba’s estimated average life expectancy was 78.9 years, ranking at #45 worldwide.
- Cuban cigars are famous worldwide and incredibly popular across all social classes in Cuba.
- Cuba was, until very recently, one of the few places where you could use two different currencies: the Cuban Peso, the standard national currency, and the Cuban Convertible Peso, which was used by tourists.
- Wifi is hard to get in Cuba as it has an authoritarian government so the internet is regulated. If you want wifi, you need to go to designated hotspots and pay for it.
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- In 1982, Old Havana (La Havana’s downtown) became one of UNESCO World Heritage sites, because of its unique architecture and its historical importance as a stop on the route to the New World.
- Cuba’s history has a strong influence from the Soviet Union. Former President Raúl Castro and his Cuban Communist party regime became an important Cold War ally for the Soviets.
- There are around 60 000 classic old cars in Cuba. These cars often pass down from generation to generation.
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