Casablanca (Spanish pronunciation: [kasaˈβlaŋka]) is a ward (consejo popular) of the city of Havana, the capital of Cuba, belonging to the municipal borough of Regla. It is situated to the east of the entrance to Havana Harbor.
Location of Casablanca (the northernmost of
the 3 wards) within Regla and Havana
|Province||Ciudad de La Habana|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
In 1762, the year of the capture of Havana by the British, a suburb of this name already existed. After 1763 navigators of cabotage and carpenters who repaired merchant ships lived there, and the carpenters established several workshops, in addition to the workshop that was created for the arsenal of the square. In 1846 it had 894 inhabitants and 120 houses. In 1858 its population had already reached 1,061.