Centro Habana is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. There are many retail spaces (such as Plaza de Carlos III commercial center, office buildings, hotels, bars and clubs (such as the Casa de la Musica on Galliano). A chinatown - Barrio Chino - is also located in this district. It is a smaller municipality of Havana, and it has the highest population density.
Centro Havana seen from Hotel Habana Libre
Location of Centro Habana in Havana
|Province||Ciudad de La Habana|
|Wards (Consejos Populares)||Cayo Hueso, Colón, Dragones, Los Sitios, Pueblo Nuevo|
|• Total||4 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|• Density||39,537.8/km2 (102,402/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
The infrastructure of the city, built 450 years ago, heavily deteriorated during the 1990s after the collapse of the Cuban-Soviet trade partnership. In 1996, restoration projects were started to improve housing and infrastructure in the Cayo Hueso community.
Centro Habana was established as an administrative division in 1963 and later formally made its own municipio in 1976.
In 2004, the municipality of Centro Habana had a population of 158,151. With a total area of 4 km2 (1.5 sq mi), it has a population density of 39,537.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (102,402/sq mi).
- Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
- Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
- Restoration Project Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine - Canada International Development Research Centre
- Bartolomé Bárguez, Carlos (2006). "Ciudad de La Habana. La identidad de la provincia y sus municipios" (in Spanish).
Facade of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Calle Reina - Centro Habana.