Havana

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Havana
Capital of Cuba
La Habana
Clockwise from top left: El Capitolio, Museum of the Revolution, view of Malecón, lighthouse at El Morro, Havana Cathedral, Plaza Vieja and the Great Theatre of Havana
Flag of Havana
Flag
Coat of arms of Havana
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): City of Columns, Rome of the Caribbean[1]
Havana is located in Cuba
Havana
Havana
Location in Cuba
Coordinates: 23°08′N 82°23′W / 23.133°N 82.383°W / 23.133; -82.383Coordinates: 23°08′N 82°23′W / 23.133°N 82.383°W / 23.133; -82.383
Country  Cuba
Province La Habana
Settled by Europeans 1515a
City status 1592
Municipalities 15
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Marta Hernández (PCC)
Area
 • Capital of Cuba 728.26 km2 (281.18 sq mi)
 • Land 2,555.055 km2 (986.512 sq mi)
 • Water 9,830.521 km2 (3,795.585 sq mi)  19.23%
 • Urban 987.2546 km2 (381.1811 sq mi)
 • Metro 852.12 km2 (329.01 sq mi)
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Population (2012) Official Census[2]
 • Capital of Cuba Decrease 2,106,146
 • Density 2,892.0/km2 (7,490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Habanero/a
Time zone UTC−05:00 (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (UTC-4)
Postal code 10xxx–19xxx
Area code(s) (+53) 07
Patron Saints Saint Christopher
a Founded on the present site in 1519.
Havana in Cuba

Havana is the capital city of Cuba. Its population was 2.1 million in 2012.[2] 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)

References[change | change source]

  1. "How Obama's US-Cuba deal could shape Havana's future". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2012 Official Census" (PDF). 

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Havana at Wikimedia Commons