Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins. There is a small number of the original Amerindians that resided on the island prior to the Spanish take over, and a small number of Chinese Cubans whose ancestors immigrated to Cuba during the nineteenth century.
According to the government sources, Cuba's population by December 31, 2006 was 11,239,536, compared to 11,243,000 in 2005.
The urban population is 75.9 percent. The cities with over one million inhabitants are the City of Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin, making the capital the largest in population with 2,201,610 people.