Society in Havana


Havana is the most populated city in Cuba, with 212,532 inhabitants and a population density of 2,918.4 per km². It has 15 municipalities, concentrating the attractions and tourist services in 5 of them: Beach, Revolution Square, Centro Habana, Habana del Este and in particular Old Havana, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 for its historical cultural and architectural values. The province has 49 neighborhoods, 329 repartos and 36 population settlements.


When we talk about religion in Havana, Cuba, we speak of a mosaic of religious expressions, with practicing Catholics, Hebrew and Judaic communities, the mystic of Chinese societies; the popular Spiritism, astrology and the Zodiac, but the Rule of Ocha is the most widespread, what we call santeria, in which there is a syncretic assimilation, by homologation, between catholic saints and African divinities.Read more...