Playa, Havana

Playa is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. The word playa means "beach" or seaside in Spanish.

Playa
Miramar beachfront
Miramar beachfront
Location of Playa in Havana
Location of Playa in Havana
Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889
Country Cuba
ProvinceCoat of arms of La Habana.svg Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares)Ampliación Almendares, Buena Vista, Ceiba, Cubanacán, Miramar, Santa Fe, Siboney, Sierra
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total184,715
 • Density5,277/km2 (13,670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)+53-7

GeographyEdit

It is the most north-western of the municipios. It stretches from the Almendares River in the east, to Santa Fe in the west. On the north is the sea.

It includes the upmarket district of Miramar and the former fishing village of Jaimanitas. Other districts include Flores, Náutico, Siboney, Kohly and Buenavista. Many societies and venues have been located in the area, including the Buenavista Social Club.[3]

Points of interestEdit

EducationEdit

Post-secondary institutions include:

Primary and secondary schools include:

See alsoEdit

  Cuba portal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  2. ^ Atenas.cu (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. ^ Arrechea, Carmen Victoria Montejo (2004). Sociedades negras en Cuba: 1878-1960 (in Spanish). Editorial de Ciencias Sociales. pp. 243, 277. ISBN 9789590603075.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." International School of Havana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "Address: Calle 18 #315 esquina a 5ta. Avenida, Miramar, Havana. Cuba"
  5. ^ "BIENVENIDO a nuestro Centro Archived October 9, 2016, at the Wayback Machine." Centro Educativo Español de La Habana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "nuestros alumnos son hijos de empresarios, diplomáticos, extranjeros residentes y ciudadanos españoles residentes en esta ciudad." and "Sede de E. Infantil y E. Primaria Avenida 5taB y 70, No. 6815 Miramar, Playa. La Habana"
  6. ^ Home page (French) Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine/Home page (Spanish) Archived October 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. École Française de la Havane. Retrieved on 24 March 2015. "Ecole Primaire: Calle 15 N° 18004 entre 180 y 182 Siboney, La Habana, Cuba Collège et Lycée: Calle 182 N°1513 entre 17 y 15 Siboney, La Habana, Cuba "

External linksEdit

  • Cubasi - Details of municipality (Spanish)