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The vegetation Cuba
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The vegetation

The area of Cuba covered in forest actually only represents 8 % of the country. As well as the mahogany, cedar and ironwood trees, there are also the fruit trees bearing mango, guava, grapefruit, and avocado. It is said that Cuba has more than 70 million palm trees, this being the highest density in the world. The Cuban marshes are by far the largest in the whole of the West Indies.

The vegetation

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Plantations in Cuba

In Cuba you will find the typical crops that grow throughout the Caribbean, like sugar cane and tobacco.

Richard Semik
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Flora

The flora in Cuba is very diverse and several unspoilt sites are listed as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.

Richard Semik
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Banana trees

Thanks to the warm climate in the Caribbean islands, bananas are abundant here.

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Crops in Cuba

A tobacco plant.

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Palm trees

Palm trees decorate the island.

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