Guanabacoa gwänäbäkō´ä [key], municipality (1986 est. pop. 95,500), Ciudad de La Habana prov., W Cuba, a residential and commercial suburb of Havana . Numerous mineral springs are located near Guanabacoa, whose Native American name means place of waters. The city was founded in 1555 on the site of a Native American settlement.

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