|Municipality of Havana|
"El Obelisco", Carlos J. Finlay Memorial
Location of Marianao in Havana
|Province||Ciudad de La Habana|
|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||EST (UTC-5)|
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. Mr. Finlay was a doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever in Cuba in the 19th century. What is interesting about this building is the fact that it is shaped like a syringe. The monument is at the junction of calles 100 y 31, close to several major hospitals.
- Luis Tiant, Baseball Player
- Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, spouse of the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- Camilo Marin, Jockey Agent
- Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, poet and cultural entrepreneur
- Nelson Castillo, jockey
- Alicia Alonso
- Carmen (Campeche, Mexico)
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- Asuntos Internacionales y Ciudades Hermanas
Media related to Marianao at Wikimedia Commons
- Details of municipality (Spanish)
- El Obelisco de Marianao
- Description of Marianao before the 1959 Revolution