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Mar 15, 1993 *City official name :San Juan *Founded date : *Location :San Juan Municipality *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :San Juan (sahn HWAHN) is the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico, located in the Northern Coastal Plains region in the karst zone, north of Aguas Buenas and Caguas; east of Bayamón; and west of Carolina and Trujillo Alto. The city is named after Saint John the Baptist (Spanish: San Juan Bautista). The latest census estimates place the city's population at 433,733, making it the 42nd-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. It is also the oldest European settlement in United States territory. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521 and is the o... read more
San Juan
San Juan
San Juan


May 5, 1993 *City official name :Luquillo *Founded date : *Location :Luquillo Municipality *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Luquillo (loo-KEE-yo) is a town of Puerto Rico located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Luquillo is known as "La Capital del Sol" (sun capital) and "La Riviera de Puerto Rico" (Puerto Rico's riviera). Luquillo was founded in 1797 by Cristóbal Guzmán. The town was named after the Indian cacique Loquillo, who died a few years after the last Indian rebellion in 1513. ... read more
Luquillo
Luquillo
Luquillo


May 1, 1993 *City official name :Ceiba *Founded date : *Location :Ceiba Municipality *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Ceiba (sai-EE-bah) is a small town in northeast Puerto Rico. It is named after the famous Ceiba tree. Ceiba is located in the east coast of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Naguabo, south of Fajardo, and east of Río Grande. Ceiba is spread over 7 wards and Utuado Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city) Driving Time from San Juan: 1 hour. Ceiba, situated near Fajardo, used to be home of an American military air-base, the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. Most of the units there were relocated and the base was closed on 2004. Ex-governor S... read more
Ceiba
Ceiba




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