For the village in Matanzas Province sometimes referred to as Wajay, see Cabezas (Unión de Reyes).
Ward of Havana

Location of Wajay (red) within
Boyeros (orange) and Havana

Location of Wajay in Cuba

Coordinates: 23°00′16.2″N 82°25′28.2″W / 23.004500°N 82.424500°W / 23.004500; -82.424500Coordinates: 23°00′16.2″N 82°25′28.2″W / 23.004500°N 82.424500°W / 23.004500; -82.424500
Country  Cuba
Province Ciudad de La Habana
Municipal borough Boyeros
Established[1] 1720
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 47,954
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Wajay is a ward (consejo popular, "people's council") of the city of Havana, the capital of Cuba, belonging to the municipal borough of Boyeros. In 2011, it had a population of 47,954.[1]


The village was founded in 1720 and the first church, a subsidiary of the parish of Santiago de Las Vegas, was built in 1764. In 1943 it had a population of 4,535, that grew in the last decades of the 20th century.[1]


Located in the south-western suburb of Havana, Wayaj borders with the municipal boroughs of Marianao and La Lisa, and with the municipality of Bauta, in Artemisa Province.[2]

The ward is divided into the quarters (repartos) of Wajay (centre), Abel Santamaría, Fontanar, El Chico, El Morado, INVAF and Santa Cecilia.[3]


Located north to José Martí International Airport, Wajay is crossed by the highway linking it (the airport) to the city centre. It is served by 5 stations (Fontanar, Mazorra, Abel Santamaría, Wajay and Murgas) of the Havana Suburban Railway.[2]


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