Arroyo Naranjo

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Arroyo Naranjo
Municipality of Havana
Quinta de los Molinos
Quinta de los Molinos
Location of Arroyo Naranjo in Havana
Location of Arroyo Naranjo in Havana
Coordinates: 23°02′37″N 82°19′58″W / 23.04361°N 82.33278°W / 23.04361; -82.33278Coordinates: 23°02′37″N 82°19′58″W / 23.04361°N 82.33278°W / 23.04361; -82.33278
Country  Cuba
Province Coat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) Callejas, Calvario-Fraternidad, Eléctrico, Guinera, Los Pinos, Managua, Mantilla, Párraga, Poey, Víbora Park
 • Total 83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 210,053
 • Density 2,530.8/km2 (6,555/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Arroyo Naranjo is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. It became part of Havana city while the capital grew.


The borough was founded in 1845, and by 1848 its party was created. Arroyo Naranjo is situated 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) south of Old Havana on the Havana-Las Vegas highway, having been a stop of buses that were doing the service between these two cities. In 1858 Arroyo Naranjo had 291 inhabitants, who were increasing in the period of the baths, for the proximity to the medicinal waters known by the Cacahual. Arroyo Naranjo had always a progressive population. From 291 inhabitants of 1858, in 1871 the town had 1,485.

In 1939, famed painter Carlos Enriquez bought a small ranch house in Arroyo Naranjo, dubbed "El Huron Azul" (the Blue Ferret), which became a meeting-place for Cuba's avant-garde artists, and is now a museum dedicated to Enriquez' work. [3]


In 2004, the municipality of Arroyo Naranjo had a population of 210,053.[2] With a total area of 83 km2 (32 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 2,530.8/km2 (6,555/sq mi).

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  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Martinez, Juan A.;Cuban Art & National Identiy: The Vanguardia Painters, 1927-1950; University Press of Florida, 1994; ISBN 0-8130-1306-2

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