Population of Cuba

Are you going on holiday to Cuba? Do you want to know about the people and population of Cuba? Our guide to the people and population of Cuba gives you the facts and information you’ll want to know.

The main concentrations of population in Cuba are Havana and Santiago De Cuba. Havana is the capital of Cuba and has the largest population of any city in Cuba with a population of between 800,000 and one million.  The second highest population in Cuba is Santiago De Cuba which has a population of approximately half a million.  Recent years have seen great population increases in the capital city of Cuba, and now the surrounding areas of Havana have become crowded due to population shifts from rural areas to the city. The government of Cuba have instated a law requiring members of the rural population wishing to migrate to the capital of Cuba to first apply for official permission. This is to prevent over population in the capital of Cuba and a population shortage in the rural areas.

Black Population of Cuba

The indigenous population of Indians in Cuba were largely wiped out by the Spanish who brought black slaves from Africa to work the land in Cuba. There were originally 800,000 black slaves who were brought to Cuba by the Spanish and who were the ancestors of much of the population of Cuba today. The black population of Cuba today account for about 15% of the total population of Cuba.

White Population of Cuba

The majority of the white population of Cuba are originally from Spain. Up to one million immigrants from Spain came and settled in Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century. Today the white population of Cuba comprises about 60% of the entire population of Cuba.

Multi Cultural Population of Cuba

The black population of cube were traditionally considered the underclass of Cuba; However much has changed since the revolution in Cuba. Today there is equality given to all members of the population of Cuba regardless of skin colour. Mixed marriages between whites and blacks have become commonplace in Cuba over recent decades resulting in a large percentage of the population of Cuba being of mixed origins.

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