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Regla

Regla

Regla, city (1994 est. pop. 44,000), Ciudad de la Habana prov., W Cuba, a commercial and industrial suburb of Havana. It grew up around the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Regla (est. 1690) and was officially founded in 1765. During the colonial period, Regla was a smuggling center for Havana.
Regla is one of the 15 municipalities into which the city of Havana is divided.

The town is a commercial and industrial suburb with shipyards, docks, refineries and foundries. It is known for its rich colonial history, being the home town of Chacón, Guaracheros de Regla and the traditional Virgen de Regla Santería celebrations. It formed during the colonial period around the hermitage of Nuestra Senora de Regla (est. 1690) and was officially founded in 1765. It was a center for smuggling activities during the 19th century.

It is the sister city of Richmond, California.

Demographics

In 2004, the municipality of Regla had a population of 44,431. With a total area of , it has a population density of .

Regla is divided by Barrios or Colonias such as:

Reparto Modelo, La Colonia, La Loma and La Colina Lenin.

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