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Havana

Town twinning agreement : 1994
This twinning aims at undertaking the commitment to keep strong bonds between both town councils, promoting exchange in every field and contributing to the development of friendship, solidarity and fraternity links among their citizens.


General Information

Flag: Bandera Cuba
Country: Cuba
Province: Ciudad de La Habana
Coordinates: 23º 8´N, 82º 22´O
Elevation: 5 msnm
Founded: 1519 (fundada por Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar)
Population 2.201.610 (2002) hab.
Demonym: habanero
Area Code: (+53) 7

Habana 1
Gijón City Council has confirmed its political and economic commitment with Havana during the XV Meeting for the Cooperation and Solidarity of the Town Councils of the City of Havana ( Havana, November 2007 ).
Havana is the capital of Cuba and it is also known as ' Villa de San Cristóbal de la Habana' ( foundation name ) and 'city of the Columns' by the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier.


Habana 2
It was founded in 1515 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Its old quarter has been declared UNESCO World Heritage.Ciudad de la Habana province is divided into 15 municipalities :Arroyo Naranjo, Boyeros, Centro Habana, Cerro, Cotorro, Diez de Octubre, Guanabacoa, La Habana del Este, La Habana Vieja, La Lisa, Marianao,Playa, Plaza de la Revolución, Regla (Cuba) and San Miguel del Padrón.