Havana, the capital city of Cuba, one of worlds last surviving communist regimes has a long rich history associated with it. It was established at its present location, a natural harbor in 1519 and was a part of the Spanish Colonial Empire. Havana was declared the capital of Cuba in 1607. Spain lost Havana to the British in the Seven Day war of 1762 at this time many British traders flocked to Havana to sell their wares. However, eleven months later the British exchanged Havana for Florida.