Cojímar

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Bay of Cojímar

Cojímar is a small fishing village east of Havana, forming a ward (consejo popular) part of the Habana del Este municipality.

Overview[edit]

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.

References[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