Centro Habana

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Centro Habana
Municipality of Havana
Centro Havana seen from Hotel Habana Libre
Centro Havana seen from Hotel Habana Libre
Location of Centro Habana in Havana
Location of Centro Habana in Havana
Coordinates: 23°08′0″N 82°23′0″W / 23.13333°N 82.38333°W / 23.13333; -82.38333Coordinates: 23°08′0″N 82°23′0″W / 23.13333°N 82.38333°W / 23.13333; -82.38333
Country  Cuba
Province Coat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) Cayo Hueso, Colón, Dragones, Los Sitios, Pueblo Nuevo
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2004)[2]
 • Total 158,151
 • Density 39,537.8/km2 (102,402/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Centro Habana is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. There are many retail spaces (such as Plaza de Carlos III commercial center, office buildings, hotels, bars and clubs (such as the Casa de la Musica on Galliano). A chinatown - Barrio Chino - is also located in this district. It is a smaller municipality of Havana, and it has the highest population density.


The infrastructure of the city, built 450 years ago, heavily deteriorated during the 1990s after the collapse of the Cuban-Soviet trade partnership. In 1996, restoration projects were started to improve housing and infrastructure in the Cayo Hueso community.[3]


In 2004, the municipality of Centro Habana had a population of 158,151.[2] With a total area of 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi),[1] it has a population density of 39,537.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (102,402/sq mi).



  1. ^ a b Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ Restoration Project - Canada International Development Research Centre

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