Habana del Este
|Habana del Este|
|Municipality of Havana|
Location of Habana del Este in Havana
|Province||Ciudad de La Habana|
|Wards (Consejos Populares)||Alamar Este, Alamar-Playa, Alturas de Alamar, Camilo Cienfuegos, Campo Florido, Cojímar, Guanabo, Guiteras|
|• Total||145 km2 (56 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,228/km2 (3,180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
Habana del Este (Spanish for "Havana of the East" or Eastern Havana), also spelled La Habana del Este, is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) forming the city of Havana, Cuba.
As its name indicates it is on the eastern side of the city, and includes the overspill towns of Camilo Cienfuegos and Alamar as well as the beach towns of Boca Ciega, Tarará, Santa María del Mar and Guanabo.
The chain of beaches called the Eastern Beaches (Spanish: Playas del Este) extend for 15 miles (24 km) along the north coast of Havana City province. The beaches are (named from West to East): Tarará; El Mégano; Bacuranao (has a bay shape, thick sand and a small Spanish fortress on its western side); Santa María del Mar; Boca Ciega; Guanabo; La Veneciana and Brisas del Mar. The Eastern Beaches are a popular tourist spot with excellent natural conditions, though tourist facilities are scarce and have yet to be expanded.
- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06.[dead link]
Media related to Habana del Este at Wikimedia Commons
- (Spanish) Details of municipality