Habana del Este

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Habana del Este
Municipality of Havana
Guanabo Beach
Guanabo Beach
Location of Habana del Este in Havana
Location of Habana del Este in Havana
Coordinates: 23°09′33.0″N 82°16′15.8″W / 23.159167°N 82.271056°W / 23.159167; -82.271056Coordinates: 23°09′33.0″N 82°16′15.8″W / 23.159167°N 82.271056°W / 23.159167; -82.271056
Country  Cuba
Province Coat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) Alamar-Este, Alamar-Playa, Alturas de Alamar, Camilo Cienfuegos, Campo Florido, Cojimar, Guanabo, Guiteras
Area[1]
 • Total 145 km2 (56 sq mi)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 178,041
 • Density 1,228/km2 (3,180/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Habana del Este (Spanish for "Havana of the East" or Eastern Havana) is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) forming the city of Havana, Cuba.

Geography[edit]

Tarará Beach

As its name indicates it is on the eastern side of the city, and includes the overspill towns of Camilo Cienfuegos and Alamar as well as the beach towns of Boca Ciega, Tarará, Santa María del Mar and Guanabo.

Beaches[edit]

The chain of beaches called the Eastern Beaches (Spanish: Playas del Este) extend for 15 miles (24 km) along the north coast of Havana City province. The beaches are (named from West to East): Tarará; El Mégano; Bacuranao (has a bay shape, thick sand and a small Spanish fortress on its western side); Santa María del Mar; Boca Ciega; Guanabo; La Veneciana and Brisas del Mar. The Eastern Beaches are a popular tourist spot with excellent natural conditions, though tourist facilities are scarce and have yet to be expanded.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06.  (Spanish)

External links[edit]

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