Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Table of Contents

Cuba - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Cuba - Languages


The official language, spoken by all native Cubans, is Spanish External.

Cuba - Personal names and forms of address


The abbreviation for Señorita used in Cuba is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Upon marriage, females do not usually take their husband’s name.

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

   Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra)         Medical doctor or any degree
   Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.)      Engineer
   Licenciado (m) / Licenciada (f) (Lic.)    University degree
   Maestro (m) / Maestra (f)                 Grammar school teacher
   Profesor (Prof.)                          Professor, higher education teachers

These forms of address are not preceded by the standard forms of address.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Cuba - Example address format



Calle, the Spanish word for street, is rarely written. The Spanish thoroughfare type, when included, is written before, and separately from, the thoroughfare name. It should be written with the first letter in lower case.

The postal code is preceded by the letters CP. The settlement name is written in upper case.

For further address-component information, please refer to the chapter on Spain.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Cuba - Post office box


This is written Apartado Postal.

Cuba - Postal codes


Postal codes consist of a block of 5 digits.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Cuba - Postal code format graphic


Cuba - Postal code format

Cuba - Postal code specifics


Cuba - Postal code regular expression


Cuba - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Cuba


Refer to Exonyms in Cuba for full lists of place names in Cuba in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Cuba - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Cuba has 15 provinces (provincias External, singular - provincia) and 1 special municipality (municipio especial, shown in the list below with an asterisk):

    Artemisa External
    Camagüey External
    Ciego de Ávila External
    Cienfuegos External
    Granma External
    Guantánamo External
    Holguín External
    Isla de la Juventud External *
    La Habana External
    Las Tunas External
    Matanzas External
    Mayabeque External
    Pinar del Río External
    Sancti Spíritus External
    Santiago de Cuba External
    Villa Clara External

Telephone numbers in Cuba


When called from abroad, Cuban numbers have a total length of between 6 and 8 digits. Mobile numbers have the area code 5.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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