Little Havana, Miami

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Little Havana
La Pequeña Habana
Neighborhood of Miami
Little Havana's famous Domino Park on Calle Ocho
Coordinates: 25°46′21.28″N 80°12′52.52″E / 25.7725778°N 80.2145889°E / 25.7725778; 80.2145889Coordinates: 25°46′21.28″N 80°12′52.52″E / 25.7725778°N 80.2145889°E / 25.7725778; 80.2145889
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade County
City Miami
Government
 • City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo
 • Miami-Dade Commissioners Carlos A. Giménez and Bruno Barreiro
 • House of Representatives Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) and Luis García, Jr. (R)
 • State Senate Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. House Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Population (2010)
 • Total 76,163
 • Density 21,815/sq mi (8,423/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-05)
ZIP Code 33125, 33126, 33128, 33130, 33135
Area code(s) 305, 786

Little Havana (Spanish: La Pequeña Habana) is a section of Miami, Florida, where many Cuban immigrants and refugees have settled. The high number of Cuban refugees Florida receives is due to its proximity to Cuba. It is called Little Havana because Cuba's capital is Havana. There is also a smaller Little Havana in Tampa, Florida.

In recent years, increasing numbers of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Guatemalan immigrants have moved into the neighborhood. At the same time, increasing numbers of Cubans left the area for the suburbs in western Miami. Part of Little Havana is now called Little Managua named after the Nicaraguan capital.

Calle Ocho Festival[change | change source]

The Calle Ocho Festival is held in Little Havana.