Playa, Havana

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Playa
Municipality of Havana
Playa, c. 1921-1939
Playa, c. 1921-1939
Location of Playa in Havana
Location of Playa in Havana
Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889
Country  Cuba
Province Coat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) Ampliación Almendares, Buena Vista, Ceiba, Cubanacán, Miramar, Santa Fe, Siboney, Sierra
Area[1]
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 184,715
 • Density 5,277/km2 (13,670/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Playa is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. The word playa means "beach" or seaside in Spanish.

Geography[edit]

It is the most north-western of the municipios. It stretches from the Almendares River in the east, to Santa Fe in the west. On the north is the sea.

It includes the upmarket district of Miramar and the former fishing village of Jaimanitas. Other districts include Flores, Nautico, Siboney, Kohly and Buena Vista - home of the original Buena Vista Social Club.

Points of interest[edit]

For points of interest in Miramar, see Miramar, Havana.

See also[edit]

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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]

Media related to Playa at Wikimedia Commons

  • Cubasi - Details of municipality (Spanish)