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"El Obelisco", Carlos J. Finlay Memorial
"El Obelisco", Carlos J. Finlay Memorial
Location of Marianao in Havana
Location of Marianao in Havana
Coordinates: 23°05′0″N 82°26′0″W / 23.08333°N 82.43333°W / 23.08333; -82.43333Coordinates: 23°05′0″N 82°26′0″W / 23.08333°N 82.43333°W / 23.08333; -82.43333
Country Cuba
ProvinceCoat of arms of La Habana.svg La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares)CAI-Los Ángeles, Libertad, Pocito-Palmas, Pogoloti-Belén-Finlay, Santa Felicia, Zamora-Cocosolo
 • Total22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Total137,999
 • Density6,272/km2 (16,240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-7

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.[3] 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.[citation needed]

Marianao is home to the famous Tropicana Club and was home to the Oriental Park Racetrack. One of the most notable foods made in Marianao is "Pollo A La Barbacoa".


Twin towns[edit]


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Marianao". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  1. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  2. ^ (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  4. ^
  5. ^ Asuntos Internacionales y Ciudades Hermanas

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