Havana

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Havana
City
La Habana
CollageHavana2.jpg
Some famous buildings in Havana.

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): City of Columns
Coordinates: 23°08′N 082°23′W / 23.133°N 82.383°W / 23.133; -82.383Coordinates: 23°08′N 082°23′W / 23.133°N 82.383°W / 23.133; -82.383
Country Cuba
Province La Habana
Founded 1515a
City status 1592
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Marta Hernández (PCC)
Area
 • Total 728.26 km2 (281.18 sq mi)
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Population (2009) Official Census[1]
 • Total Increase2,141,993
 • Density 2,932.3/km2 (7,595/sq mi)
Demonym habanero (m), habanera (f)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 10xxx–19xxx
Area code(s) (+53) 7
Patron Saints Saint Christopher
Havana in Cuba

Havana is the capital city of Cuba and, with a 2.2 million people, the largest city in the Caribbean. It is at 23°8′N 82°23′W and is a little more than 100 miles south-southwest of Key West, Florida in the United States.

Havana is a very old city. It was created in 1515 by Spanish explorers.

Satellite image of Havana (seen from far above the Earth)

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