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REGLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 45 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REGLA  , formerly an important suburb of

Havana, Cuba, opposite that city, on the
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bay; now a
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part of Havana . Pop . (1899) 11,363 . It was formerly the scene of the Havana bull-fights . The church is one of the best in Cuba; the
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building
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dates substantially from 1805, but the church settlement goes back to a hermitage established in 169o . Regla is the
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shipping-point of the Havana
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sugar trade . It has enormous sugar and
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tobacco warehouses,
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fine wharves, a dry
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dock, foundries and an electric railway plant . It is the western
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terminus of the eastern
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line of the
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United
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Railways of Havana, and is connected with the main city of Havana by ferry . A fishing
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village was established here about 1733 . At the end of the 18th century Regla was a
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principal centre of the
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smuggling trade, and about 1820 was notorious as a resort. of pirates . It first secured an
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ayuntamiento (city council) in 1872, and after 1899 was annexed to Havana .

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