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  1. Spanish Ha·ban·a [ah-vah-nah] /ɑˈḇɑ nɑ/ . a seaport in and the capital of Cuba, on the northwestern coast.

  2. a cigar made in Cuba or of Cuban tobacco.

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British Dictionary definitions for Havana


/ (həˈvænə) /

  1. the capital of Cuba, a port in the northwest on the Gulf of Mexico: the largest city in the Caribbean; founded in 1514 as San Cristóbal de la Habana by Diego Velásquez. Pop: 2 192 000 (2005 est): Spanish name: Habana Related adjective: Habanero

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Cultural definitions for Havana


Capital of Cuba and largest city in the country, located in western Cuba; the largest city and chief port of the West Indies and one of the oldest cities in the Americas.

Notes for Havana

The sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor in 1898 led to the Spanish-American War.

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