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ID: 7006453
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Havana (inhabited place)  Havana (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 23 07 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 23.1167  decimal degrees
Long: 082 21 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -82.3500  decimal degrees

Note: Chief naval station of Spanish in 16th cen.; captured by British in 1762, restored in 1763; site of initial battle of Spanish-American War in 1898; seat of revolutionary government since 1959; landmarks include 16th-cen. El Morro Castle and la Punta Fort.

Names:
La Habana (preferred,C,V)
Habana, La (C,V)
Havana (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Havane, La (C,O)
La Havane (C,O)
San Cristóbal de la Habana (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cuba (nation)  ........  Cuba (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of La Habana (province)  ............  La Habana (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Havana (inhabited place)  ................  Havana (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Diego Velásquez in 1515
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since 1898
provincial capital (C)
commercial center (C)
administrative center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Habana, La..........  [BHA]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Havana..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
.................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Havane, La..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-69
La Habana..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:380
....................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 5:757
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 492
La Havane..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-93
San Cristóbal de la Habana..........  [VP]
...............................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 380
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 380; 1:380
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 757; 5:757
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-69; I-93
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 492
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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