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You will prepare and submit a term paper on Cuba for Tourists. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. Cuban rich cultural heritage, warmth and humor, as well as beautiful, sunny beaches, attract to Cuba millions of tourists from all over the world.
Cuba is an ethnically diverse society, with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins, the latter being descendants of slaves brought into Cuba from the 16th to 19th centuries. (The Multimedia History Company). There is also a group of Asians who account for 1% of society. The demographic profile of Cuba was influenced by frequent immigration and emigration waves.
As a result of a series of post-revolutionary initiatives, most notably access to free education, in the 20th century, large waves of Cubans were moving from the countryside to the cities. Thus, the urban population accounts for 75% of society (Gorry & Stanley 77).
Cuba is characterized by one of the lowest birth rates in the Western Hemisphere, with a fertility rate of 1.43 children per woman (United Nations). It is an officially atheist state, but many faiths reflect the cultural diversity of the country. The dominant religion is Catholicism, brought to Cuba by Spanish conquerors. Cubans also practice different kinds of syncretism, Protestantism, there are small communities of Muslims and Jews.
Cuba is the world’s seven largest islands (Sheehan & Jermyn 7). While the island consists mostly of plains and flatlands, a quarter of the total landmass is covered with mountains. There are four main mountainous areas: Sierra Maestra, located in the southeast, with the highest peak of Cuba Pico Turquino, the Baracos Highlands in the northeast, the Santa Clara Hills and the Escambray Mountains in the central part and, finally, the Havana and Matanzas Highlands near the capital.
Cuba has a semitropical and temperate climate, with the wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April (Sheehan & Jermyn 9). Average temperatures range from 23 to 28 degrees. Rainfall is moderate with seventy-five percent of the annual precipitation.

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