Sang Trinh. (Photographer). (2008).Old Havana from Morro Castle [digital image]. Retrieved from flickr website: https://flic.kr/p/4ofzqE. Used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).
Official language: Spanish
Chief products: Agriculture—beef and dairy cattle, coffee, fruits, hogs, sugar cane, tobacco, vegetables. Manufacturing—cement, cigars, food processing, pharmaceuticals, refined petroleum, refined sugar, steel. Mining—clays, cobalt, feldspar, manganese, natural gas, nickel.
National anthem: "La Bayamesa" ("The Bayamo Song").
National holidays: January 1, the anniversary of Fidel Castro's taking control of the government, and July 26, the anniversary of Fidel Castro's attack on the Moncada Army Barracks.
Climate: Warm, mild weather all year round, with a rainy season from May through October. Hurricanes often strike the island. Hurricane season lasts from June to November.