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  Havana Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Crumbling, withered, exotic and alive; Havana is a living microcosm of the country at large.
From the resplendent Spanish colonial architecture of the Old Town, to the spectacular dilapidation of Havana Centro, a city of stalwart survivors and masterful musicians rocks indefatigably to the syncopated beat of the rumba.
The hot, rainy season runs from May to October but winter (December to April) is the island's peak tourist season, when planeloads of Canadians and Europeans arrive in pursuit of the southern sun.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/caribbean/cuba/havana   (349 words)

  Havana. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Havana became capital in the late 16th cent.
By the early 19th cent., Havana was among the wealthiest commercial centers in the Western Hemisphere.
Havana harbor is one of the most polluted in the Americas due to the activities of oil refineries in the back bay dist. of Regla.
www.bartleby.com /69/35/H01935.html   (736 words)

 Havana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The city of Havana ("Ciudad de la Habana") is one of the 14 provinces of Cuba.
In 1837, the first stretch of railroad was constructed, of 51 km, between Havana and Bejucal, which was used for transporting sugar from the valley of Guines to the port of the city.
At the end of the 19th century Havana saw the last moments of the Spanish colonization in America, which ended definitively when the United States warship Maine was sunk in its port, giving that country the pretext to invade the island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Havana   (1841 words)

 Havana, Kansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Havana is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States.
Havana continued to thrive as a country trading post without a railroad until 1886 when the southwestern extension of the Southern Kansas line of the Santa Fe was built through Havana to Cedar Vale, where cattle and wheat were shipped from the west to Kansas City.
The one interesting thing about Havana's history is the fact that it never reached a very high level in industry and population, yet it never became a ghost town.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Havana,_Kansas   (2092 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Havana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Havana is the political, economic, and cultural center of Cuba.
Havana possesses one of the best natural harbors in the Caribbean and has long been strategically and commercially important.
After the Castro government took control, the U.S. presence in Havana was replaced by that of the Soviet Union, with which the Cuban government maintained close ties.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/Havana.asp   (569 words)

 Havana. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Havana is the political, economic, and cultural center of Cuba.
Havana possesses one of the best natural harbors in the Caribbean and has long been strategically and commercially important.
U.S. troops occupying Havana in the wake of their victory there improved sanitary conditions and eliminated yellow fever from the city.
www.bartleby.com /65/ha/Havana.html   (479 words)

 Common-place: Treasure City: Havana
Daily life in Havana was determined by the seasonal presence of the fleet, with commodity prices, moral standards, and levels of hygienic tolerance changing along the sharp fluctuations of a service oriented economy.
In the imagination of a Dutch engraver, seventeenth century Havana appears to be a city of stylized churches and oriental domes.
Apparently, Havana was a town of petite intrigues; as famous for its cigars as for the inevitable gossiping that accompanied their consumption.
www.common-place.org /vol-03/no-04/havana   (2922 words)

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In 2025, Havana is projected to have a population of 1544.
In Havana and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2006, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $501 for a studio apartment, $556 for a one-bedroom, $687 for a two-bedroom, $916 for a three-bedroom, and $943 for a four-bedroom unit.
In Havana and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $58500 in 2006.
www.flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu /apps/profiles.pl?report=a01_median_home_price&x=7&y=6&action=results&nid=1915   (913 words)

 . : Havana
The actual site of Havana was itself moved in stages to the western part of the bay, as a great awareness developed of the strategic necessities of defending both the new settlement and the island from the steady siege of pirates and others.
Havana, then, was ruled by the water; it was its harbor that made it most significant.
Havana was planned initially behind fortified walls according to a strict colonial heirarchy and with the gridded urban layout prescribed by the Law of the Indies.
www.arch.columbia.edu /gsap/5147   (2413 words)

 Common-place: Treasure City: Havana
Daily life in Havana was determined by the seasonal presence of the fleet, with commodity prices, moral standards, and levels of hygienic tolerance changing along the sharp fluctuations of a service oriented economy.
In the imagination of a Dutch engraver, seventeenth century Havana appears to be a city of stylized churches and oriental domes.
Apparently, Havana was a town of petite intrigues; as famous for its cigars as for the inevitable gossiping that accompanied their consumption.
common-place.org /vol-03/no-04/havana   (2922 words)

 URBANPHOTO -- Dos Días en La Habana
This Havana, with its faded grandeur and quiet culture, is surely unrecognizable to Cubans and equally so to anyone who has ever spent a decent amount of time in Cuba’s political, economic and cultural gravitas.
Havana’s citizens come largely from Spain or from Africa, but a large number of them share both ancestries and foreigners often note the beautiful exotic mixed-ethnicity look that seems to prevail.
The people of Havana seem to self-censor themselves to a great degree, and in general are prone to avoid politics.
www.urbanphoto.net /havana/main.htm   (1380 words)

 Harvesting the River: : : Havana, Illinois -- Illinois State Museum
Locals eventually called their town Havana because they were next to "Cuba Island." Havana was incorporated as a town in 1848.
Havana was a bustling town during the first half of he twentieth century.
In Havana's heyday, in the 1930s and 1940s, visitors and residents parked their cars on the main downtown streets on Saturday afternoons to get ready for an evening on the town visiting with friends and patronizing the restaurants, bars, night clubs, and gaming houses.
www.museum.state.il.us /RiverWeb/harvesting/history/settlement/havana.html   (240 words)

Havana was founded in late 1519 as San Cristobal de La Habana.
That is precisely the case of the “Malecón”; (Seafront), where waves break along the wall of the street, one of the main arteries of the City of Havana and a point of reference for everyone who bets on the island as a destination for leisure and recreation.
The “Malecón”; runs for about ten kilometers, from the entrance of the Bay of Havana - in the east - to the west, parallel to the irregular coastline, which is bathed by the warm waters surrounding the island.
www.habanasol.com /cuba/havana.htm   (578 words)

 Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis, by Joseph L. Scarpaci, Roberto Segre, and Mario Coyula. Excerpt from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Havana's role in assisting Spain to fight the forces of nature and pirates became essential to the motherland's economic and political might.
Havana dominated maritime routes in the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida, and the Yucatán Channel and was akin to Tangier, which guarded the Straits of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean Sea.
Havana's significance in Antillean maritime trade led the Audiencia de Santo Domingo in 1553 to transfer Cuba's governor's office from Santiago de Cuba in the east to Havana in the west (Marrero 1956, 118-21).
uncpress.unc.edu /chapters/scarpaci_havana.html   (6587 words)

 Cuba-Junky | Havana City
Havana also has several large monuments and parks; Central Park and American Fraternity Park (with busts of several North and South American liberators and a tree planted with soul from 21 American countries).
Havana's statue of Christ blesses the city from the other side of the bay, much like the famous Cristo del Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
The people of 19th century Havana, inspired by the concept of origins and beginnings, erected the Templete, which is a monument that pays homage to the place where the foundation of the town of San Cristóbal de la Habana was celebrated in 1519.
www.cuba-junky.com /havana/havana-city.htm   (3967 words)

 Havana Brown Article
Havana Brown breeders need assistance with increasing the population size of their cats, thus individuals are sought to help breed and manage cats and to supply cats that would be useful in the out-breeding program.
The first Havana Brown is recorded as having been a male self-chocolate born in 1952 whose mother was an English Shorthair named Susannah and whose father was a Siamese male known as Tombee.
Though the Havana is recognized as a foreign cat of Siamese type in England it is recognized as a separate breed in the United States.
www.havanabrown.com /HBArticle.htm   (1055 words)

 STG:Havana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also be aware that many areas of Havana are not lit up at night; you should definitely stick to areas with street-lighting at night, preferably those with lots of policemen around (normally as a drunkard I would advocate avoiding areas frequented by the constabulary, but I am prepared to concede that they have their uses).
Most buses in Havana are known as "camels" (calm down, Dave; there are no real camels in sight) for their distinctive shape; they are huge "~"-shaped trailers (two humps, hence camels) pulled by lorries and packed to a capacity that would make even the most hardened of Tokyo commuters balk.
Taxis in Havana are fairly readily available, mainly because just about anyone with a car is willing to turn their hand to taxi driving for the lure of dollars.
www.geocities.com /stevestravelguides/havana.htm   (3746 words)

 CFA Breed Article: Havana Brown
The Havana Brown in the cover photo was GC, NW Kapalua Lady In Brown of Heirbourne, and I was awestruck by this mahogany beauty with brilliant green eyes.
Havanas also like to make biting marks in paper or cardboard, so you must be careful not to leave important documents or photos lying around.
Havanas will eat all of their own food in seconds and then proceed to eat any other cat's food if they can.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/articles/havana.html   (1722 words)

 Havana Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Before the British arrived, Havana saw half a dozen ships a year, and the average size of Cuba's few plantations was 300 acres; after the British left, about 200 ships called annually in Havana, and the island's ever greater number of plantations grew to an average of 700 acres.
Havana would later became a hotbed of liberalism and the nerve center for phase two of the independence movement -- sparked by its native son, the eloquent writer and revolutionary José Martí -- which led to the Second War of Independence (1892).
Havana today is a work in progress, rough and real, caught in its own history and struggling toward an uncertain future.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=havana@170   (886 words)

 Havana's Renaissance - Page 1
Sit-down evening dinners in Havana are 3.5 miles from downtown, where thick steaks and bring-your-own-booze are the specialties at the popular Nicholson Farm House.
As late as the early '80s, Havana's downtown was dying.
Havana virtually became a suburb of Tallahassee - town residents spent a lot of their time in the capital.
www.historichavana.com /history/RenaissancePage1.htm   (461 words)

 Pirates of the Caribbean, Havana Cuba
What Spain found in Havana was an easily protected harbor and excellent staging area for the return voyage to Spain.
Pirates would mingle among the saloons and whore houses in Havana and listen to the idle gossip for any information when the ships would be arriving.
Despite all of these measures, Havana would repeatedly get invaded and on more than one occasion it was sacked by pirates or foreign nations.
blindkat.hegewisch.net /pirates/havana.html   (690 words)

 Mokolea Cattery: Exclusively Havana Browns
Early in their success, the name "Havana" was first used, but when the breeders applied for official recognition in 1958, the G.C.C.F voted to register the breed as Chestnut Brown Foreign.
Over the next few years, only a small number of Havana Browns were imported from England and during that time Havana Browns were exhibited in non-championship status.
In North America, the Havana Brown breeders have continued breeding to maintain the same look of the first Havana Browns that were imported from England.
www.mokolea.com /breed/havanabrown.htm   (1497 words)

 Havana Brown pedigree cat breed profile
Havana Browns at Araquipa Cattery are bred by Laudan J. Batino.
The Havana Brown cat was developed in the 1950s by crossing a British Seal Point Siamese with another fl shorthaired cat of Siamese descent.
They also often have the unusual habit of using their paws to investigate strange objects by touch, instead of relying on their sense of smell, as do most other breeds This is the perfect cat for the person who wants a sociable, affectionate and intelligent feline friend.
www.catsinfo.com /havana.html   (699 words)

 La Habana - GoCuba.ca - Cuba Tourist Board in Canada
Havana’s strategic geographic position was a major factor in its rapid growth, and in the decision to build a sea wall in the 17th century.
Nearly three million people live in Havana, which has the country’s most important airport and is the seat of the central government.
Havana is marked by world-class universities, hotels, theatres, museums, restaurants, night clubs, cultural and recreational centres, parks, squares, science institutes and sports facilities.
www.gocuba.ca /en/destination_habana.asp   (1715 words)

 Havana travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Havana City (Spanish Ciudad de la Habana) is the capital city of Cuba, and one of the fourteen provinces of the Republic of Cuba.
Havana is a surprisingly expensive city to stay in; if you stay in hotels and eat in restaurants it can work out every bit as expensive as London or Paris.
There are 3 main areas that travelers generally stay in: Old Havana is the liveliest (some would say hectic and dirty), Central Havana is slightly quieter and parts can be a bit seedy, and Vedado is the quietest with more greenery, and is the place to find the large hotels and nicer casas particulares.
wikitravel.org /en/Havana   (2396 words)

 Havana, Kansas KS, city profile (Montgomery County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Havana is a city in Montgomery County, in the Coffeyville metro area.
The community was named for Havana, IL The latitude of Havana is 37.091N.
Median rent in Havana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=4701   (463 words)

 Havana city guide, Cuba - Time Out Travel
Havana provides travellers tired of mass homogenised culture with something to get their anti-imperialist teeth into.
Rebel status is an undeniable part of its allure but Cuba, in particular Havana, has much more to offer than a glimpse of life without McDonald’s.
Arguably Latin America’s best-preserved colonial city, Havana is one of the oldest, grandest and safest cities in the Americas, and packs a cultural punch well beyond...
www.timeout.com /travel/havana   (194 words)

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