Cuba’s natural resources include: cobalt, nickel, iron ore, chromium, copper, salt, timber, silica, and petroleum. The estimated population is a little over 11 million people. The Republic of Cuba is a Communist state.
Natural Resources of Cuba
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Mining and Natural Resources Cuba is one of the world’s largest producers of nickel . Among its other mining resources are large deposits of iron ore and copper . Gold, silver, chromium , and cobalt are also mined.
Agriculture. Cuba produces sugarcane, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans and livestock. As of 2015, Cuba imported about 70–80% of its food. and 80–84% of the food it rations to the public.
The natural resources of Cuba include nickel, iron ore, cobalt, chromium, silica, copper, salt, timber and petroleum.
Cuba’s main imports are machinery, food and fuel products, while its major exports are refined fuels, sugar, tobacco, nickel and pharmaceuticals.
The Sun Mine is one of the larger mines in Cuba located near the town of Bayamo. This mine has been worked in recent years and considerable gold has been mined . The Delita concession is located on this island, and has an estimated reserve of 1.5 million ounces of gold .
Cuba is a country of undeniable enchantment with its butter-soft balmy beaches, lush green countryside, and colorful colonial cities, which crawl with 1950s Cadillacs and overflow with the scent of rum and cigar smoke.
Plantains and bananas account for 47% and 24% of the local production respectively. Both are only produced for domestic consumption. Other tropical fruits produced in Cuba are mango , Papaya , Mamey Sapote , pineapple, avocado, guava , coconut, and annonaceae (custard apple family).
Cuba is still a long way from being self – sufficient . Between 70 to 80 per cent of food is still imported from places such as Venezuela and Vietnam.
As of January 2016, Cuba had 124 million barrels of proven crude oil reserves, according to Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ). The prospects of finding oil in the deep waters off the northern coast of Cuba attracted many oil and gas companies from around the world.
Three stages of Cretaceous island arc volcano -sedimentary and plutonic rocks, separated by unconformities, are found in Cuba .
Distance from Cuba to Mexico is 2,555 kilometers. The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Cuba and Mexico is 2,555 km = 1,588 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles ) from Cuba to Mexico, It takes 2.84 hours to arrive.