The Country Notebook of Cuba

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The Country Notebook of Cuba Economic Analysis of Cuba Population 1. Total population as of August 2015: 11 228 813 Growth rates | | Year | Population | Growth Rate | 2010 | 11281768 | -0.06% | 2011 | 11276053 | -0.05 % | 2012 | 11270957 | -0.05 % | 2013 | 11259235 | -0.10 % | 2014 | 11247525 | -0.10 % | 2015 | 11235828 | -0.06 % | | | The estimated decline of the population is 32 persons daily (Boggs and Ward 156). | |
b. Number of live births: 308 live births average per day (12.81 in an hour) in 2015. c. Birthrates: 9.9 births/1,000 population as estimated in 2014. 2. Distribution of the population Age Age bracket | Number | Percentage of population
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4. Distribution of wealth a. Income classes Income class | Monthly salary | Proportion of population | Upper-income class | 31 USD | 15% | Middle-income class | 20USD | 23% | Lower-income class | 17 USD | 62% | b. Proportion of the population in each class The answer is given in the table. c. Is the distribution distorted? Yes, it is distorted. Most of the population has very low income. | | | 3. Average family income: $ 24.90 per month 4. Distribution of wealth Cuba population density is 101.4 people per square kilometer as of August 2015. The wealth is not well distributed as the government takes control of almost everything in the country. 5. Mineral and resources The natural resources in Cuba include cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, salt, timber, silica, oil, and petroleum. The following are also produced in the economy: ammonia and ammonia byproducts, betonies, cement, feldspar, high-purity zeolite minerals, gypsum, kaolin, lime, high-grade limestone, marble, sand, sulfuric acid, steel, and urea. 6. Surface transportation Mode of transport | Availability | Road | 60,858 km- 638 km expressway. | Water | 240km by 2011 | Airports | 133 by 3013 | Railway | 8203km | a. Ports: The ports and harbors include Antilla, Cienfuegos, Guantanamo, Havana, Matanzas, Mariel, Nuevitas Bay, and Santiago de Cuba. 7. Communication systems Cuba has a developing system, which consists of the internet,…

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