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CUBA

BIRTHPLACE, CITIZENSHIP AND ILLITERACY OF MALES

OF 21 YEARS AND OVER

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Of the greater subdivisions of the island of Cuba, Habana city contains the largest proportion of foreign born, both as to total of population and of males over 21 years of age. The total number of potential voters in the city was 75,305, or 32 per cent of its entire population, a very large proportion, both as compared with the entire island and with the United States.

This number of potential voters was composed, first, of whites born in Cuba, numbering 23,790, or 32 per cent of all. Of this number, 22,729, or 96 per cent, were Cuban citizens. The remainder, 1,061, were almost all in suspense as to citizenship, or were citizens of countries other than Cuba or Spain. Only 39 native white Cubans were Spanish citizens.

Second, of white persons born in Spain, who numbered no fewer than 32,779, or 44 per cent of all males of voting age, a much larger number and proportion than the Cuban whites. These natives of Spain comprised 4,089 citizens of Spain and 28,589 persons whose citizenship was in suspense. Only 23 persons of Spanish birth were Cuban citizens.

Third, of whites of other countries, numbering 2,787, or 4 per cent. Nearly all of these were citizens of other countries.

Fourth, colored, who numbered 15,959, or 21 per cent of the males of voting age. Of this number 12,671, or four-fifths, were Cuban citizens, the remainder consisting mainly of Chinese. As elsewhere in the island, Cuban citizens of Habana city were confined almost entirely to white or colored natives of Cuba. Their total number was 35,460, or 47 per cent, less than one-half of all males of voting age. The whites among them numbered 22,729, of whom only 2,565, or 11 per cent, were illiterate. The colored among them numbered 12,671, of whom 5,736, or 45 per cent, were illiterate. The total number of illiterates among the Cuban citizens of the city was 8,304, or 23 per cent, leaving as the total number of literate Cuban citizens of voting age 27,156.

The citizens of Spain in the city numbered 4,136, including 327 illiterates and 3,809 literates. The number of persons whose citizenship was in suspense numbered 29,079, composed of 3,215 illiterates and 25,864 literates. It is seen that in case all those who were in suspense as to citizenship should declare in favor of Cuban citizenship, they would still be outnumbered slightly by the native literate Cuban citizens of voting age. Those of foreign or unknown citizenship numbered 6,630, including 2,623 illiterates and 4,007 literates.

The literate Cuban citizens of voting age formed 45 per cent of all literates of voting age.

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The total number of males of voting age was 51,742, forming 27 per cent of the population.

This number was composed, first, of 28,831 whites of Cuban birth, constituting 56 per cent of all males of voting age. All of these were Cuban citizens, with the exception of 407, most of whom were in suspense as to citizenship.

Second, of 10,494 persons born in Spain, forming 20 per cent of all males of voting age. These included 572 citizens of Spain and 99,882 persons whose citizenship was in suspense. Only 13 out of this number of persons of Spanish birth were Cuban citizens.

Third, 712 persons born in other countries than Spain and Cuba, or of unknown nativity.

Fourth, of 11,705 colored persons. These included 10,034 Cuban citizens, the remainder being mainly Chinese.

The total number of Cuban citizens in the province, outside of Habana City, was 38,479, or 74 per cent of all persons of voting age. With the exception of 13 persons of Spanish birth and 8 born in other countries this body of Cuban citizens was composed of whites and of colored persons born in Cuba. The white citizens of Cuba numbered 28,424, 14,333 or about 50 per cent of whom were illiterates. The total number of illiterate Cuban voters of the province, outside of the city, was therefore 22,041, or 57 per cent, leaving as the number of

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