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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Cuba - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



11 181 595 (2020 estimate) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Cuba - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 10th April 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator).

Cuba - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 10th April 2021

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


   Note: This section last updated 12th April 2020

Postal codes consist of a block of 5 digits. The first two indicate the province and a main population centre or official office within it, the final three the delivery area or office. Postal codes cannot commence with 0 or 45-49.

   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


Cuba - Postal code map


Place names in Cuba


   Note: This section last updated 21st September 2015

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 http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Cuba - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 12th April 2020

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

Province Postal code range
Artemisa External 35-39
Camagüey External 70-74
Ciego de Ávila External 65-69
Cienfuegos External 55-59
Granma External 85-89
Guantánamo External 95-99
Holguín External 80-84
Isla de la Juventud External * 25-29
La Habana External 1
Las Tunas External 75-79
Matanzas External 40-44
Mayabeque External 30-34
Pinar del Río External 20-24
Sancti Spíritus External 60-64
Santiago de Cuba External 90-94
Villa Clara External 50-54

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Cuba


   Note: This section last updated 16th March 2024

When called from abroad, Cuban numbers have a total length of between 6 and 8 digits. Mobile numbers have the area code 5, 63 or 64.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Cuba


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