Marianao

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Marianao

(märyänä`ō), municipality (1982 est. pop. 130,000), Ciudad de La Habana prov., W Cuba, a commercial and residential suburb of HavanaHavana
, Span. La Habana , city and, as Ciudad de La Habana, province (1997 est. pop. 2,200,000), capital of Cuba, W Cuba; largest city and chief port of the West Indies and one of the oldest cities in the Americas.
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. Marianao encloses the military base of Columbia, now called Ciudad Libertad. Chemicals, beer, and textiles are produced in the city, which has a fine beach. Founded in 1719 by Dominican and Augustinian monks, it was destroyed by fire in 1726. It was rebuilt in 1765 as Quemados de Marianao and grew with the 19th-century sugar boom.

Marianao

a city in NW Cuba, adjacent to W Havana city: the chief Cuban military base. Pop.: 133 015 (latest est.)
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