Little Havana

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Little Havana

La Pequeña Habana
Little Havana's famous Domino Park on Calle Ocho
Little Havana's famous Domino Park on Calle Ocho
Little Havana neighborhood within the city of Miami
Little Havana neighborhood within the city of Miami
Coordinates: 25°46′21.28″N 80°12′52.52″W / 25.7725778°N 80.2145889°W / 25.7725778; -80.2145889
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyMiami-Dade County
CityMiami
Government
 • City of Miami CommissionerJoe Carollo
 • Miami-Dade CommissionersVacant
 • House of RepresentativesDavid Richardson (D)
 • State SenateJosé Javier Rodríguez (D)
 • U.S. HouseIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total76,163
 • Density21,815/sq mi (8,423/km2)
Time zoneUTC-05 (EST)
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.