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Municipality of Havana
Welcome sign in Boyeros near airport
Welcome sign in Boyeros near airport
Location of Boyeros in Havana
Location of Boyeros in Havana
Coordinates: 23°00′26″N 82°24′6″W / 23.00722°N 82.40167°W / 23.00722; -82.40167Coordinates: 23°00′26″N 82°24′6″W / 23.00722°N 82.40167°W / 23.00722; -82.40167
Country  Cuba
Province Coat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Established 1976 (Municipality)
Wards (Consejos Populares) Altahabana-Capdevila, Armada-Aldabo, Boyeros, Calabazar, Nuevo Santiago, Santiago de Las Vegas, Wajay
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 188,593
 • Density 1,407.4/km2 (3,645/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Boyeros (Spanish: oxherds) is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. The municipality was created in 1976, and amalgamated the town of Santiago de Las Vegas. It lies on the south-west side of the city and extends towards the José Martí International Airport.


During the 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th century, large waves of Canarian people emigrated to Boyeros.[3]


In 2004, the municipality of Boyeros had a population of 188,593.[2] With a total area of 134 km2 (52 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 1,407.4/km2 (3,645/sq mi). It is divided into seven consejos populares (wards): Santiago de Las Vegas, Nuevo Santiago, Boyeros, Wajay (close to the airport), Calabazar, Altahabana-Capdevila and Armada-Aldabo.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Canarios in Cuba" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  4. ^ Infos at Archived December 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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