HAVANA

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Some of the most beautiful Cuban beaches with whitest sand and most turquoise water are in Havana province, home of Cuban capital city also called Havana . The La Habana ( Havana ) province is located on the central western part of Cuba and covers an area of 8,221 square kilometers which makes it a smallest Cuban province but densely populated, being near the national and provincial capital. It borders with Pinar del Rio and Matanzas provinces. The population of Havana province is estimated to about 1,538,803 residents. The province consists of 26 municipalities and its main river is Río Mayabeque. Havana province consists of three main mountain groups that extend through the whole province. The largest city with about 70,000 residents (excluding Havana city) is Artemisa.

The city of Havana is a separate province surrounded by the province of Havana . Few minutes drive from Havana city are famous Bacuranao, Megano, Boca Ciega, Santa Maria and Guanabo beaches. The capital of Cuba , Havana , is easily accessible, either by air through Jose Marti International Airport or by sea through its marina. The famous harbor of Havana city is one of the most protected in the world because of its strategic and commercial importance and it contributed to Havana 's prosperity throughout history. For this and other reasons Havana province is the most industrialized of all Cuban provinces that includes textile, metallurgic, construction and fishing industries and also products as sugar cane, tobacco, fruits and vegetables. The city of Havana itself is considered the key to the Gulf of Mexico .

Photo of Havana :

Havana

Walking on the streets of Havana is a great opportunity for any tourist to get acquainted with more than a dozen museums, studios, galleries of famous Cuban and Latin American fine artists (Benito Juárez, Simón Bolívar etc). Those streets are bound to entertain any observer because of richness of their life, humanities and contrasts. Throughout the city of Havana glorious Spanish colonial architecture buildings and institutions can be seen and this makes the Havana one of the first choices of tourists' visits to Cuba . The University of Havana was founded in 1721 and is well-known in the world.

Only 15 kilometers away from Havana downtown a town founded in 1733 out of existence of mineral-medicinal waters, Santa María del Rosario, can be found.

Havana province is also the location of Cuba 's largest lagoon called Ariguanabo.

Playas del Este is the nearest beach to Havana and is visited by not only foreign tourists but Cubans as well. This stretch of coastline is made up to two main beaches that are divided into five sections: to the west of the River Itabo (nearest to Havana) are Tarará, El Mégano and Santa María del Mar and to the Eastern side are Boca Ciega and Guanabo.

If you plan to visit Cuba, the first place you would want to see is the most fascinating, the most entertaining and stunning, the Havana City, the capital of Havana province.

Old Havana:

Old Havana

 

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