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Havana \Ha*van"a\ (h[.a]*v[a^]n"[.a]), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Havana, the capital of the island of Cuba; as, an Havana cigar; -- formerly sometimes written Havannah. -- n. An Havana cigar.

Young Frank Clavering stole his father's Havannahs, and . . . smoked them in the stable.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Cuban capital city, founded 1514 by Diego Velázquez as San Cristóbal de la Habana "St. Christopher of the Habana," apparently the name of a local native people. The Spanish adjective form is Habanero. Meaning "cigar made in Havana" is by 1802.

Havana, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000): 392
Housing Units (2000): 160
Land area (2000): 0.476908 sq. miles (1.235186 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.476908 sq. miles (1.235186 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30790
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.111021 N, 93.529064 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Havana, AR
Havana, FL -- U.S. town in Florida
Population (2000): 1713
Housing Units (2000): 762
Land area (2000): 1.856863 sq. miles (4.809253 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.856863 sq. miles (4.809253 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29150
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 30.624245 N, 84.414955 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 32333
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Havana, FL
Havana, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 94
Housing Units (2000): 51
Land area (2000): 0.373056 sq. miles (0.966211 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.001349 sq. miles (0.003495 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.374405 sq. miles (0.969706 sq. km)
FIPS code: 36140
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 45.950872 N, 97.618964 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58043
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Havana, ND
Havana, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 3577
Housing Units (2000): 1587
Land area (2000): 2.628229 sq. miles (6.807081 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.151418 sq. miles (0.392172 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.779647 sq. miles (7.199253 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33513
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 40.297067 N, 90.060004 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Havana, IL
Havana, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 86
Housing Units (2000): 55
Land area (2000): 0.134344 sq. miles (0.347949 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.134344 sq. miles (0.347949 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30700
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 37.091159 N, 95.941876 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67347
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Havana, KS
Havana, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
Population (2000): 452
Housing Units (2000): 125
Land area (2000): 0.819873 sq. miles (2.123461 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.002898 sq. miles (0.007506 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.822771 sq. miles (2.130967 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32792
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 26.250269 N, 98.506181 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Havana, TX

Havana (; Spanish: La Habana, ) is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of – making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the third largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa and Atarés. The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north, entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay.

The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and due to its strategic location it served as a springboard for the Spanish conquest of the continent becoming a stopping point for the treasure-laden Spanish galleons on the crossing between the New World and the Old World. King Philip II of Spain granted Havana the title of City in 1592. Walls as well as forts were built to protect the old city. The sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana's harbor in 1898 was the immediate cause of the Spanish–American War.

Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado and the newer suburban districts. The city is the center of the Cuban government, and home to various ministries, headquarters of businesses and over 90 diplomatic offices. The current mayor is Marta Hernández from the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). In 2009, the city/province had the 3rd highest income in the country.

The city attracts over a million tourists annually, the Official Census for Havana reports that in 2010 the city was visited by 1,176,627 international tourists, a 20.0% increase from 2005. The historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The city is also noted for its history, culture, architecture and monuments. As typical of Cuba, Havana also features a tropical climate.

In May 2015, Havana was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Durban, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur.


Havana (disambiguation)

Havana is the capital city of Cuba. It is sometimes also spelled Havanna, Havanah, and Habana. The correct spelling in the English speaking world is Havana.

Havana or Havanna may also refer to:

Havana (novel)

Havana is a novel by the author Stephen Hunter. The third novel in the Earl Swagger series, it was released by Simon & Schuster in 2003. The story is set in Cuba during the emergence of Fidel Castro.

Earl Swagger is recruited as a personal bodyguard for an Arkansas politician who is visiting Havana, Cuba. Swagger is met by Frenchy Short who is now a CIA intelligence officer in Cuba and is coerced into a black bag operation to assassinate Castro. Along comes an unnamed former inmate from the Gulag (who is possibly the sniper T. Solaratov in the novel Time to Hunt) to help the young Castro with wisdom and encouragement for the Communist interests.

After the historical attack on the military barracks in the failed attempt by Castro to take over the country, Swagger is put on the trail. He tracks and finds his target only to abandon the mission due to the shady nature of his former subordinate. Left to fend for himself in a country that no longer tolerates Americans, Swagger must evade and survive to return home to his wife June and son Bob Lee.

Swagger is given a safe haven by a Havana prostitute whose life he saved. The Gulag inmate appears again to offer him transportation back to Florida, but when Swagger realizes that the prostitute's life is in danger he must return to Havana for a final showdown.

While Swagger has been away, Bob Lee has been at home spending days at a time refining his marksmanship ability, thinking his father's absence is due to him unable to shoot a deer at the opening of the story. Bob Lee meets his father walking along the road on his way back home from his daily target practice, and is eager to tell him all about his newfound ability to shoot.

Category:2003 novels Category:Novels set in Cuba

Havana (film)

Havana is a 1990 drama film starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin and Raúl Juliá, directed by Sydney Pollack with music by Dave Grusin. The film's plot concerns Jack Weil (Redford), an American professional gambler who decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. En route to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Juliá). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is captured and tortured. Jack frees her, but she continues to support the revolution.

Havana (soundtrack)

Havana is an album by American pianist Dave Grusin released in 1990, recorded for the GRP label. This album is a soundtrack to the Motion Picture Havana directed by Sidney Pollack.

This soundtrack was a 1990 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Score, a 1990 Golden Globe nominee, for Best Original Score, and a 1990 Grammy nominee for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Havana (song)

"Havana" is the title of a 1997 single by jazz musician Kenny G. It was the second single taken from his 1996 studio album The Moment, released on Arista Records.

Havana (juggling)

Havana ("turn left in Havana") is a club passing pattern. There are 4 jugglers with a total of 12 clubs and the pattern is a type of rotating feed, much like a feed weave. Feeders do a 2 count (everies) while feedees do a 6 count. All passes are right hand tramline.

There is always one feeder, but the feeder changes throughout. It is best described from the feeders point of view. When feeding, begin passing to your leftmost feedee. Make 5 passes in a windshield wiper fashion.

After the first pass, feedee B and C begin to switch places in a clockwise motion. After the places have been exchanged and the feeder has given their 4th pass, B takes one additional step forward and turns counter clockwise (see: "turn left"), such that D will be the new feeder.

Once A finishes their 5th pass, D immediately begins their feed cycle starting on their left. Note that A has no break between A's 5th pass and D's first pass.

Some find that practicing a 4-person feed weave with a single feeder is a good warm up for this pattern.

Havana (rabbit)

The Havana is a breed of rabbit that first appeared in the Netherlands in 1898. The breed is ancestral to several others, including the Fee de Marbourg, Perlefee and Gris Perle de Hal. Havanas are recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in four color types: chocolate, blue, black, and broken. Their average weight is between and .

Havana (Edwardian musical)

Havana is an Edwardian musical comedy in three acts, with a book by George Grossmith, Jr. and Graham Hill, music by Leslie Stuart, lyrics by Adrian Ross and additional lyrics by George Arthurs. It premiered on 25 April 1908 at the Gaiety Theatre, London, starring Evie Greene as Consuelo, W. H. Berry as Reginald Brown, Lawrence Grossmith as Don Adolfo and Mabel Russell as Pepita. A young Gladys Cooper was in the chorus.

The production ran for 221 performances before touring the provinces. It also soon played in Berlin, Germany. An American production played at the Casino Theatre in New York after a Philadelphia tryout, with revisions by its star, James T. Powers. This production was staged by Ned Wayburn and ran from 11 February 1909 to 25 September 1909 for a total of 236 performances.

Among the show's musical numbers are the songs Little Miquette, Cupid's Telephone, How Did the Bird Know That? and Pensacola. Musical selections from the show were recorded by the Victor Light Opera Company in 1909.

Usage examples of "havana".

And this other guy, Rainer, retired after delivering a boatload of canola into a private facility south of Havana.

The Carib Queen, moving very slowly now, nosed up the channel toward Havana Bay.

Fifteen minutes later, after what seemed a good deal of fussing, the guard at the head of the gang - plank stepped aside and the passengers of the Carib Queen - or such of them as did not, thriftily, remain to lunch aboard - surged into Havana.

The merchants of Gautemala, likewise, shipped their commodities to Cartagena by way of Lake Nicaragua and the San Juan river, for they feared to send goods across the Gulf of Honduras to Havana, because of the French and English buccaneers hanging about Cape San Antonio.

Mosquito Coast, the galleons, in making their course from Porto Bello to Havana, first sailed back to Cartagena upon the eastward coast eddy, so as to get well to windward of Nicaragua before attempting the passage through the Yucatan Channel.

From Cartagena, too, the general sent dispatches to Spain and to Havana, giving the condition of the vessels, the state of trade, the day when he expected to sail, and the probable time of arrival.

Then Treat turned and introduced Claxon, the old servitor who was slated for a trip to Havana with Senora Hidalgo, the duenna.

Havana harbor, U-2s were crisscrossing the island fourteen miles above.

The success of New Orleans as a city can be no more attributed to Louisianians than can that of the Havana to the men of Cuba, or of Calcutta to the natives of India.

Norm, asking similar questions-mine in Managua, San Salvador, Havana, La Paz, Buenos Aires, Tegucigalpa, Lima, Santiago, BogotA, Brasilia, Mexico City.

Similar vessels traded at Maracaibo, in Porto Rico and at San Domingo, at Havana and Matanzas in Cuba and at Truxillo and Campeache.

You could almost see them loping along the midnight streets with bags of seditious leaflets, strike orders, red banners of protest and cablegrams from Moscow, Peking or Havana.

Havana, where I had once beheld some two hundred lepers, prisoners inside four restricted walls until they died.

Last month, flotilla supporters in private planes buzzed downtown Havana in a deliberate breach of Cuban air space.

But to Father Concha the sum represented five hundred cups of black coffee denied to himself in the evening at the cafe - five hundred packets of cigarettes, so-called of Havana, unsmoked - two new cassocks in the course of twenty years - a hundred little gastronomic delights sternly resisted season after season.