"El Obelisco", Carlos J. Finlay Memorial
Location of Marianao in Havana
|Wards (Consejos Populares)||CAI-Los Ángeles, Libertad, Pocito-Palmas, Pogoloti-Belén-Finlay, Santa Felicia, Zamora-Cocosolo|
|• Total||22 km2 (8 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,272/km2 (16,240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
Marianao is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. It lies 6 miles southwest of the original city of Havana, with which it is connected by the Marianao railway. In 1989 the municipality had a population of 133,016. Marianao is on a range of hills about 1500 ft. above sea level, is noted for its salubrious climate. The city dates from about 1830.
As Havana expanded during the 1930s and 1940s, Marianao became a suburb of the city.
A famous landmark is the monument built to honor Carlos Juan Finlay, a doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever in Cuba in the 19th century. It is shaped like a syringe. The monument is at the junction of Calles 100 and 31, close to several major hospitals.
- Alicia Alonso
- Camilo Marin, jockey Agent
- Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, spouse of the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, poet and cultural entrepreneur
- Luis Tiant, Baseball Player
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