From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Cojimar)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bay of Cojímar

Cojímar is a town east of Havana, forming a ward (consejo popular) that is part of the Habana del Este municipality. Its population is 20,390.


It was an inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.[1] It was also the location where during the 1940s an enormous Great white shark was caught, which is one of the contenders for the largest specimen of all time.[2] However, there is considerable controversy about the accuracy of Great white shark measurements taken before modern times.

The Estadio Panamericano is located southwest of the village.

Notable People[edit]


  1. ^ Lionel Martin (29 August 1994). "The View From Cojimar". Time Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Great White Shark Recorded Sizes". Retrieved 2011-07-18.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cojímar at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 23°10′N 82°18′W / 23.167°N 82.300°W / 23.167; -82.300