Why is the country cuba named cuba?
The word "Cuba" comes form the Taino language. it either means "where fertile land is abundant" (cubao) or "great place" (coabana). People who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese, state he might have named it after a town in Portugal called "Cuba".
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Yes. The government owns everything. The people do not have a right to anything. If they challenge this they can be arrested. The USA have tried to change this in recent years but to no avail.
Yes, it is a dictatorship!!! Fidel Castro is the ruler and their main exports are Sugar Coffee and Tobacco. Also The Population is 11,205,290
Cuba was a democratic country right after and before World War Two. Italian, Jewish and other gangsters invested money to create casinos. This is only possible in Democratic countries not Communist countries because of certain liberties associated with it. Shortly after, it had a military coup in wh…ich Castro was instated as the ruler/leader/dictator. (MORE)
Sorry. Only one country, Cuba, is on the island of Cuba. Hispanola is one island with two countries, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
In July 1961, two years after the 1959 Revolution, the Integrated Revolutionary Organizations (ORI) was formed by the merger of Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, the Popular Socialist Party led by Blas Roca and the Revolutionary Directory March 13 led by Faure ChomÃ³n. On March 26, 1962 …the ORI became the United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution (PURSC) which, in turn, became the Communist Party of Cuba on October 3, 1965. (MORE)
The name Cuba came from the Taino Indiginous word Cubanacan meaning where fertile land is abundant" cubao or "great place" coabana.
Cuba is much larger than Jamaica and will therefore have a longercoastline. Cuba has a coastline of 3735 km and Jamaica has acoastline of 1022 km.
Cuba is a communist country with a dictator, Fidel Castro.. Also... . Cuba is a one party communist state, there is only one legal political party, the Cuban Communist Party (PCC).
Yes, it is a country. It is an island country in the Caribbean Seasouth of Florida.
The US and the Bahamas to the north.. Haiti to the east.. Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to the south.. Mexico at west
The name Cuba came from the Taino Indiginous word Cubanacan meaning "where fertile land is abundant" cubao or "great place" coabana.
Cuba is no longer considered a third world country. Their povertydoes not compare with other nations and they have a higher literacyrate than the U.S.
Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. Cuba was an islandbelonging to Spain until 1898. Then America claimed Cuba fromSpain. Since 1902 Cuba has been an independent country.
Originally Cuba was not communist but since the Castro revolution, it has been and is a communist country.
Cuba is an island and does not share a border with any othercountries. Its closest neighbors are Jamaica, Haiti, and the UnitedStates.
No, Cuba really is not a rich country. However, much like othercountries, Cuba has its good areas and bad areas.
Cuba has no land borders. But it is surrounded by a multitude of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic are some examples.
Countries that are close to Cuba include the Cayman Island,Jamaica, Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos Islands. However, the closescountry is still 227 miles away from Cuba.
Cuba is a small communist country. The elections in Cuba arecandidates which are approved by the communist party. Cuba is acountry that is entrenched in poverty.
Cuba is a Taino word that may mean fertile land. The Taino are oneof the first tribes of people in the area of Cuba.
Republic of cuba is the formal name of Cuba but the original isCubao or Coabana
Cuba is an Island in the Atlantic Ocean near the Carribean Sea and also close to the Gulf of Mexico. It is also very close to the tip of Florida
Cuba is pretty stable compared to Haiti and the Dominican Repuplic where they only make on average 500$ per year. :(
The etymology of the origin of Cuba is often debated. Most agree that it comes from the Taino language and it's definition being " where the fertile land is abundant ". It seems no one knows for sure.
The word Cuba comes from the Taino word Caobana. The Spanish named the island Juana, but everyone called it Cuba.
Cuba is technically a developing country as it has a low GDP PPP figure. However many Cubans have access to universal education and healthcare, this combined with the fact that most Cubans adopt a vegetarian and car ownership is low, means that Cuba scores highly in the Human Development Index this …is another way to measure if a country is developed or not. HDI looks at life expectancy, education, and a country GDP figure I think Cuba has a HDI figure of 8.7 a figure of over 9 indicates a country is developed. Measured this way Cuba is close to obtaining developed status. Other would argue that Cuba is very far from being developed as a taxi driver in Cuba earns more money then a doctor in Cuba, but Cuba does have a better health care system then the US as most socialist economies put a lot of money into public services like health care and education.. In short is Cuba a developing country or not? the definition of the words developed and developing or open to interpretation, at this present time 2009 Cuba is not developed however using the HDI measurement it could become developed by increasing its HDI figure to over 0.9. When measured by GDP Cuba would have to double the size if its economy to become developed this could take many decades or may never even happen.. (MORE)
Cuban Finch, Cuban Trogan, Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Kite, Cuban Parakeet, Cuban Hutia. Greater bulldog bat, Cuban Solenodon, Small Indian Mongoose, Pallid Bat, Cuban crocodile, Cuban ground Iguana, Cuban Boa, Cuban treefrog, Monte Ibeira Dwarf Eleuth.
Cuba is an island in the Caribbean Sea, it is not surrounded by any countries.
The name Cuba comes from the TaÃno language. The exact meaning of the name is unclear but it may be translated either as where fertile land is abundant (cubao),  or great place (coabana).  Authors who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese state that Cuba was named by C…olumbus for the ancient town of Cuba in the district of Beja in Portugal. -wikipedia (MORE)
Cuba and Jamaica are two island countries in the Caribbean. They are not one united country.
The capital of Cuba is Havana (or La Habana, in Spanish). The capital of Nicaragua is Managua.
Long Form: Republic of Cuba . Short Form: Cuba . Local Long Form: Republica de Cuba . Local Short Form: Cuba
Cuba is very poor. It used to get money from the Soviet Union butwhen the Soviet Union dissolved, Cuba had more financialdifficulties. The US is still embargoing goods to Cuba so this alsohurts the Cuban economy.
No. China is officially communist, as are Laos and Vietnam (although one would debate how truly communist these are). North Korea is not officially communist, but in every other respect, it is.
The Soviet Union, ever since after the cold war, it has been known as Russia.
Absolutely not, in the 1970s Cuba entered into a civil war in Angola dor the sole reason of stopping the South African appartheid regime from esablishinf a similar situation in Angola. Cuba is 25% black and treats all its citizens with equality. The rest of the world could take a page from their boo…k. (MORE)
Cuba is run under a system which they call "Party-led Deomcracy". While elections are held, one must be a part of the "Communist Party" to participate. Opposition candidates are allowed and often win, but not Opposition parties. Thus, while they government is in theory responsive to the will of the …people, they have also ensured that they can never be Democractically taken out of power. I would however be remiss if I didn't point out that even with a "party-led Democracy", which many would contend is not a democracy at all, they have a higher voluntary participaton rate in their elections than America does. Also, Castro was not chosen by the people, he was chosen by a politburo chosen by a Congress chosen by the people. Of course, in the US we don't elect the president, we elect the people who will go vote for the president (elector system) provided that they choose a candidate prescreened by a national party. (MORE)
It is a non-democratic country because it is not a democracy. Added: It is a Communist nation. Communism is NOT a democratic form of government.
There are 8 Cubas in the US: . Cuba, Missouri . Cuba, Alabama . Cuba, Illinois . Cuba, Kansas . Cuba, New Mexico . Cuba, New York . Cuba City, Wisconsin . Cuba Minnesota
Cuba and Jamaica are two of the most well-known nations of the Caribbean. They do, however, have a noticeable difference in size. The coast of Cuba is 3,735 km (2,321 mi) long. Jamaica has a coast of only 1,022 km (635 mi) in length. Therefore, Cuba's coast is far larger than Jamaica's. In fact, it …is over triple the size. (MORE)
The Soviet Union (USSR), now known as Russia, placed nuclear missiles in Cuba to protect themselves against the missiles that the United States had placed in Turkey.
If you mean what can you do when vacationing, it really depends on the area since some have beaches while others don't. Apart from that, you can always go to a hotel and spend a nice time there and go to the pool. If you are staying at someone's house, you can always walk around and get to know diff…erent places. In Havana you can go to the aquarium, circus, zoo..., in Varadero you can obviously go to the beach and the wonderful places they have there. It really depends where, so you should specify. Other than that, you can make new friends (Cuban friends are extemely funny and compassionate) and have some fun! Or you can go to cabarets, clubs, shopping centers.... Hope I helped! Good luck (MORE)
well they both do. nothing has changed with the coastlines. well... i don't think. but i know for sure that they both still have their coast lines.
it was the united states of america until 1956 when fidel castro made an alliance with the U.S.S.R. (soviet union[russia])
Called by aborigine cubanacan, by spanish conquered first centuries la hispaÃ±ola...... Then cuba at the end of spanish colonialism..
A quick rule of thumb when looking at country names: Any country with the word "Democratic" in its official name is a communist country.
According to the primary database of time zone information, Cuba's winter time is called Cuba Standard Time and is abbreviated CST, and Cuba's summer time is called Cuba Daylight (Saving) Time and is abbreviated CDT. I try to avoid using those names and abbreviations due to the confusion that can ea…sily result from the fact that CST and CDT in Cuba are one hour ahead of the CST and CDT used in nine other North American countries (Central Standard Time and Central Daylight Saving Time). Until they come up with something unambiguous, I insist on referring to Cuba Standard Time as Eastern Standard Time and Cuba Daylight Saving Time as Eastern Daylight Saving Time. (MORE)
Cuba is an island country. It is south of Florida, USA and south of the Bahamas. To the east of Honduras and Mexico. To the west of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To the north of Jamaica.
No. Cuba is not a Commonwealth country. Its former colonizers were Spain and the USA, not the UK. As a nominally communist country, Cuba would not be eligible for membership in the Commonwealth of Nations and probably has not interest in membership in any case.
Jamaica to the south. (and the small Cayman Islands) Mexico to the west. USA to the North. (and the many Bahama Islands) Haiti and the Dominican Republic to the East.