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San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan with the Luquillo Mountain Range (Sierra de Luquillo) in the background.

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Official seal of San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Nickname: La Ciudad Amurallada (The Walled City)
Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°27′00″N 66°04′00″W / 18.45, -66.066667
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Wards (barrios) 18
Founded 1508/1521
Government
 - Mayor Jorge A. Santini Padilla (NPP)
 - Senatorial dist. 1 - San Juan/Guaynabo
 - House dist. 1,2,3,4,5
Area [1]
 - City 76.93 sq mi (199.2 km²)
 - Land 47.82 sq mi (123.9 km²)
 - Water 29.11 sq mi (75.4 km²)  37.8%
Population (2000)[1]
 - City 434,374
 - Density 9,084.4/sq mi (3,507.5/km²)
 - Metro 2,509,007
 - Gentilic Sanjuaneros
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Anthem "En Mi Viejo San Juan"
Website: www.sanjuancapital.com

San Juan (IPA: [saŋ hwaŋ]) (from the Spanish San Juan Bautista, "Saint John the Baptist") is the capital and largest municipality in Puerto Rico. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 433,733, making it the 42nd-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico ("Puerto Rico City"). In addition to being the oldest city in Puerto Rico it is the oldest European-founded U.S. city, older than even St. Augustine, Florida. Puerto Rico's capital is the second oldest European-established city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, now in the Dominican Republic.[2] Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city's former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristobál, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas. San Juan, the Spanish for Saint John, is a common toponym in parts of the world where Spanish is or was spoken: Argentina San Juan Province, Argentina San Juan, Argentina, the capital of that province Cuba San Juan Hill Dominican Republic San Juan Province, Dominican Republic San Juan de la... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixel Image in higher resolution (1177 × 791 pixel, file size: 241 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Aerial view of Old San Juan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the City of San Juan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Puerto_Rico_highlighting_San_Juan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... In the terminology of the United States insular areas, a Commonwealth is an organized territory or colony that has established with the Federal Government a more highly developed relationship, which may be embodied in a written mutual agreement. ... Jorge Santini Padilla (born 1960) is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... AST is UTC-4 The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), resulting in GMT-4 (UTC-4). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... There are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the United States Government, but Puerto Rico has 78 municipalities at the second order. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in St. ... It has been suggested that Greater Santo Domingo Area be merged into this article or section. ... La Fortaleza (or The Fortress in English) is the current residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. ...


Today, San Juan serves as one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports,[3] and is the island's manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourism center. The population of the metropolitan area, including San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Canóvanas, Caguas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Carolina and Trujillo Alto, is about 2 million inhabitants; thus, about half the population of Puerto Rico now lives and works in this area.[4] The city has been the host of numerous important events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games, 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games, 2006 World Baseball Classic and the Caribbean Series. San Juan Port. ... Tourism has been an important money revenue industry for Puerto Rico for a very long time. ... Bayam n (not to be confused with Bayamo, Cuba) is a city in northern Puerto Rico. ... Guaynabo (pronounced as IPA: ; also known as Guaynabo City or GC) is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan. ... Flag Seal Nickname: El Pueblo Que Se Negó a Morir, La Antesala de la Capital, El Pueblo Olvidado Gentilic: Catañeses Location Location of Cataño, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded July 1, 1927 Mayor Wilson Soto Political party PNP Senatorial district 2 - Bayamón Representative district 9... Can vanas is a city in Puerto Rico, located in the north-east of the island. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Toa Alta is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ... Toa Baja is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ... Nickname: Gentilic: Carolinenses Location Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Coordinates , , Government Founded Mayor José Aponte, Jr. ... Trujillo Alto is a municipality of Puerto Rico that was founded in 1801. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... The Central American and Caribbean Games are the oldest continuing regional games. ... The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international baseball tournament, first held in March 2006. ... Caribbean Series logo The Caribbean Series was the brainchild of the Venezuelans Oscar El Negro Prieto and Pablo Morales, who devised the idea after the seeing the success of the Serie Interamericana (Inter-American Series) in 1946, which featured the Sultanes de Monterrey from Mexico; the All Cubans from Cuba...

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History

In 1508, Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement Caparra (named after the province Caceres, Spain, the birthplace of then-governor of Spain's Caribbean territories Nicolas de Ovando),[5] which today is known as the Pueblo Viejo sector of Guaynabo, just to the west of the present San Juan metropolitan area. A year later, the settlement was moved to a site then called Puerto Rico, Spanish for "rich port" or "good port," after its similar geographical features to the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.[6] In 1521, the newer settlement was given its formal name, San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico, in honor of John the Baptist, following the tradition of christening the town with both its formal name and the name which Christopher Columbus had originally given the island. Juan Ponce de León (c. ... San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico. ... C ceres is a province of western Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura. ... This article has been rewritten to resolve copyright issues. ... Guaynabo is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico. ... Gran Canaria, rarely Grand Canary (archaic), is the third largest island of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from the northwest coast of Africa and belonging to Spain. ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... St. ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer and one of the first Europeans to explore the Americas after the Vikings. ...

La Puerta de San Juan (San Juan Gate).

The ambiguous use of San Juan Bautista and Puerto Rico for calling both the city and the island led to a reversal in practical use by most inhabitants: by 1746, the name for the city (Puerto Rico) had become that of the entire island, while the name for the Island (San Juan Bautista) had become the name for the city.[7] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 702 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) puerta de san juan, Creative Commons (CC) photo by the queen of subtle in Flickr. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 702 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) puerta de san juan, Creative Commons (CC) photo by the queen of subtle in Flickr. ...



San Juan, as a settlement of the Spanish Empire, was used by merchant and military ships traveling from Spain as the first stopover in the Americas. Because of its prominence in the Caribbean, a network of fortifications was built to protect the transports of gold and silver from the New World to Europe. Because of the rich transports, San Juan became a target of the foreign powers of the time.[8] An anachronous map of the overseas Spanish Empire (1492-1898) in red, and the Spanish Habsburg realms in Europe (1516-1714) in orange. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas in an equal-area projection The Americas are the lands of the New World, consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Frontispiece of Peter Martyr dAnghieras De orbe novo (On the New World). Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The city was witness to attacks from the English led by Sir Francis Drake in 1595 and by George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, in 1598. Artillery from San Juan's fort, El Morro, repelled Drake; however, Clifford managed to land troops and lay siege to the city.[9] After a few months of British occupation, Clifford was forced to abandon the siege when his troops began to suffer from exhaustion and sickness. In 1625 the city was sacked by Dutch forces lead by Boudewijn Hendricksz, but El Morro withstood the assault and was not taken. The English attacked again in 1797, during the French Revolutionary Wars, led by Sir Ralph Abercromby (who had just conquered Trinidad). His army laid siege to the city but was forced to withdraw in defeat as the Puerto Rican defenses proved more resilient than those of Trinidad. Various events and circumstances, including liberalized commerce with Spain, the opening of the island to immigrants as a direct result of the Royal Decree of Graces of 1815, and the colonial revolutions, led to an expansion of San Juan and other Puerto Rican settlements in the late 18th and early 19th century. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sir Francis Drake, c. ... Portrait of George Clifford by Nicholas Hilliard, c. ... The title of Earl of Cumberland was created in the Peerage of England in 1525 for the Baron de Clifford. ... Aerial view of El Morro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants Great Britain Austria Prussia Spain[1] Russia Sardinia Ottoman Empire Portugal Dutch Republic[2] France The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states. ... Sir Ralph Abercromby (sometimes spelled Abercrombie) (October 7, 1734–March 28, 1801) was a British lieutenant-general noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars. ... For other uses, see Trinidad (disambiguation). ... The Royal Decree of Graces of 1815 is a legal order approved by the Spanish Crown in the early half of the 19th Century to encourage Spaniards and later Europeans of non-Spanish origin to settle and populate the colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico. ...


In May 1898, United States Navy ships, among them the USS Detroit, USS Indiana, USS New York, USS Amphitrite, USS Terror and USS Montgomery, commanded by Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, bombed San Juan during the Spanish-American War, though the city was not occupied.[10][11] On July 25, General Nelson A. Miles landed at Guánica (in southwestern Puerto Rico) with 3,300 soldiers and took over the island with little resistance.[12] Spain ceded the island to the United States later the same year by signing the Treaty of Paris. Naval redirects here. ... The USS Detroit (C-10), a protected cruiser of the United States Navy, was launched 28 October 1891 by Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, Maryland; sponsored by Miss F. Malster; and commissioned 20 July 1893; Commander W. H. Brownson in command. ... The first USS Indiana (Battleship No. ... The fourth USS New York (ACR-2) was a United States Navy armored cruiser, later renamed to Saratoga and then Rochester (CA-2). ... // The second USS Amphitrite—the lead ship in her class of iron-hulled, twin-screw monitors—was laid down in 1874 at Wilmington, DE, by the Harlan and Hollingsworth yard; launched on 7 June 1883; sponsored by Miss Nellie Benson, the daughter of a Harlan and Hollingsworth official; and commissioned... USS Terror (Monitor No. ... The fourth USS Montgomery (C-9) was a cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ... Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson William Thomas Sampson (9 February 1840 – 6 May 1902) was a United States Navy admiral known for his victory in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Kingdom of Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Ramón Blanco Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nelson Appleton Miles (August 8, 1839 – May 15, 1925) was an American soldier who served in the American Civil War, Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War. ... Nickname: Pueblo de la Amistad (Town of Friendship) People from Guánica, Puerto Rico are called: Guaniqueños Official website: Location Location of Guánica, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded March 13, 1914 Mayor Martín Vargas Morales Political party PPD Senatorial district Ponce Representative district Precint 48... The Treaty of Paris of 1898, signed on December 10, 1898, ended the Spanish-American War. ...

Lieutenant Teofilo Marxuach
Lieutenant Teofilo Marxuach

Camp Las Casas, located in the district of Santurce, served as the main training camp for the Puerto Rican soldiers prior to World War I and World War II; the majority of the men trained in this facility were assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. This regiment has been active since 1898, and it is still active today. Camp Las Casas was eventually closed down, and in 1950 a public housing project by the name of Residencial Fray Bartolome de Las Casas was constructed on its former location. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 65th Infantry Regiment nicknamed The Borinqueneers; is an all-volunteer Puerto Rican Regiment of the U.S. Army whose motto is Honor and Fidelity and which participated in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. ... The Residencial Bartolome de las Las Casas, more commonly known as Residencial Las Casas, is a 500 plus building complex located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, about five minutes driving distance from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. ...


Lieutenant Teofilo Marxuach (Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel), a native of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, was responsible for the first bullet shot by the American military during World War I, when he ordered the "Porto Rico Regiment of Infantry" to open fire on the Odenwald, a German armed supply ship, when it was trying to force its way out of San Juan’s bay. This event occurred on April 6, 1917, the day that the United States declared war on Germany. Col. ... Image:Arroyo seal. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


Geography

San Juan from outer space
San Juan from outer space

San Juan is located at 18°27′0″N, 66°04′00″W, and is suitated along the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico. It lies south of the Atlantic Ocean; north of Guaynabo and Trujillo Alto; east of and Bayamón; and west of Carolina. The city occupies an area of 76.93 square miles (199.2 km²), of which, 29.11 square miles (75.4 km²) is water. The majority San Juan's water territory is composed of San Juan Bay, and of two natural lagoons, the Condado and the San José.[13] Download high resolution version (640x640, 139 KB)San Juan, Puerto Rico - July 1997 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: San Juan, Puerto Rico Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (640x640, 139 KB)San Juan, Puerto Rico - July 1997 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: San Juan, Puerto Rico Categories: NASA images ... Guaynabo (pronounced as IPA: ; also known as Guaynabo City or GC) is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan. ... Trujillo Alto is a municipality of Puerto Rico that was founded in 1801. ... Nickname: Location within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: , Country Territory Founded May 22, 1772 Government  - Mayor Ramón Luis Rivera, Jr. ... Nickname: Gentilic: Carolinenses Location Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Coordinates , , Government Founded Mayor José Aponte, Jr. ...


Climate

San Juan's climate is classified as tropical marine. San Juan enjoys an average temperature of 82 °F (28 °C) during the year, although 90 °F (32 °C) or higher temperatures are often felt during the summer, especially if the winds come from the south. In the winter, temperatures can drop to the 60s, though the average winter low is 71 °F (22 °C). The coldest temperature ever recorded was 60 °F (16 °C) on March 3, 1957, and the hottest was 98 °F (37 °C) on October 9, 1981. Rainfall is well-distributed all year, but the months of February, March and April are the driest. San Juan is a tropical city.[14]


Cityscape

Old San Juan occupies the western end of a rocky islet at the mouth of San Juan Bay. During the 20th century, the main population centers surged well beyond the walls of the old city and onto Puerto Rico's main island, and merged with the existing settlements east and south of Old San Juan. As a result, the city is now composed of a variety of neighborhoods.


Old San Juan

Blue cobbled Mercado Street in Old San Juan.
Streets in Old San Juan.
Streets in Old San Juan.

During the Spanish colonial times most of the urban population resided in what is now known as Old San Juan. This sector is located on the western half of a small island called the Isleta de San Juan, which is connected to the mainland by two bridges and a causeway. The small island, which comprises an area of 47 mi² (122 km²), also hosts the working class neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra and most of Puerto Rico's central government buildings, including the Commonwealth's Capitol. The main central part of the city is characterized by narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque colonial buildings, some of which date back to the 16th and 17th century. Sections of the old city are surrounded by massive walls and several defensive structures and notable forts. These include the 16th century Fort San Felipe del Morro and 17th century Fort San Cristóbal, both part of San Juan National Historic Site, and the 16th century El Palacio de Santa Catalina, also known as La Fortaleza, which serves as the governor's mansion.[15] Other buildings of interest predating the 20th century are the Ayuntamiento or Alcaldía (City Hall), the San José Church (1523) and the adjacent Hotel El Convento, the former house of the Ponce de León family known as Casa Blanca, the Teatro Tapia, the former Spanish barracks (now Museum of Ballajá), La Princesa (former municipal jail, now a history museum), and the municipal cemetery of Saint María Madgalena of Pazzis, located just outside the city walls.[16][17][18] The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (construction began in the 1520s) is also located in Old San Juan, and contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León.[19] Old San Juan, also known as the "old city", is the main cultural tourist attraction in Puerto Rico; its bayside is lined by dock slips for large cruise ships. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) mercado street Creative Commons (CC) photo by the queen of subtle in Flickr. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) mercado street Creative Commons (CC) photo by the queen of subtle in Flickr. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (773 × 1,024 pixels, file size: 397 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Kailuo Wang. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (773 × 1,024 pixels, file size: 397 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photographed by Kailuo Wang. ... Colorful building façade in Old San Juan. ... Main article: San Juan, Puerto Rico Map of Old San Juan. ... The Hindenburgdamm rail causeway across the Wadden Sea to the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated by a bank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland. ... Puerta de Terra is a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... The Executive Branch of the Government of Puerto Rico is comprised of various Departments which provide public services to the citizens of Puerto Rico. ... A cobblestone-covered street Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets. ... Aerial view of El Morro. ... The Castillo de San Cristóbal is a Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall. ... La Fortaleza (or The Fortress in English) is the current residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. ... La Fortaleza (or The Fortress in English) is the current residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. ... Hotel El Convento is a hotel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... The Teatro Tapia is likely to oldest free-standing drama stage building still in use in the United States. ... The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is a cathedral in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Juan Ponce de León (c. ...


Districts

The Central Business District as viewed from Ocean Park.
The Central Business District as viewed from Ocean Park.

San Juan is subdivided into 18 wards (barrios)[20], 16 of which fall within the former (until 1951) municipio of Rio Piedras. Eight barrios are further subdivided in to sub-barrios, including both barrios of the former municipio of San Juan.

  1. Caimito
  2. El Cinco
  3. Cupey
  4. Gobernador Piñero
  5. Hato Rey Central
  6. Hato Rey Sur
  1. Hato Rey Norte
  2. Monacillo
  3. Monacillo Urbano
  4. Oriente
  5. Pueblo
  6. Quebrada Arenas
  1. Sabana Llana Norte
  2. Sabana Llana Sur
  3. San Juan Antiguo
  4. Santurce
  5. Tortugo
  6. Universidad

East of Old San Juan lies the upscale tourist oriented neighborhood of Condado, which occupies land that used to be owned by entrepreneur Pablo Ubarri Capetillo, a Spanish railroad developer and Count of San José de Santurce under the Spanish colonial period. Beaches such as nearby Ocean Park, popular with swimmers, surfers and kitesurfers, are found all along the district's Atlantic coastline which is also the locus of numerous hotels.[21] San Juan is subdivided into 18 wards (barrios), 16 of which fall within the former (until 1951) municipio of Rio Piedras. ... Hato Rey is a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the northwest of the former municipality of Río Piedras, and southwest of Santurce. ... Colorful building façade in Old San Juan. ... San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... Census 2000 map of Ocean Park Ocean Park is an affluent suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... See World Wide Web for surfing the web; see also Wind surfing Surfing at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... Kiteboarders use inflatable kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air Kitesurfing, also known as kite surfing, fly surfing, and kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull the rider through the water on a small surfboard, a wakeboard, or a kiteboard. ...


Near Condado are two separate business districts, Santurce and Miramar. Miramar is mainly a residential area rising south of the Condado Lagoon. It comprises the former barrio of Miraflores, as well as drained marshland and landfill over which was built San Juan's first airport, the Isla Grande airport, which was renamed Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airportin honor of Major Fernando Luis Ribas-Dominicci (USAF). Miramar now hosts the Puerto Rico Convention Center as well as some of San Juan Harbor's cruise ship piers. In 2005 Miramar was designated an historical district of Puerto Rico.[22] Santurce, highlighted in yellow. ... Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airports runway can be seen at the top right of this photo of San Juans ship dock Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (IATA: SIG, ICAO: TJIG), also commonly known as Isla Grande Airport, is a small airport in San Juan, about 5 minutes by air... Major Fernando Luis Ribas-Dominicci (June 24, 1952 – April 15, 1986), born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, was an F-111F pilot in the United States Air Force. ... The Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) —or Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico in Spanish— is a convention center in San Juan, Puerto Rico owned by the government of Puerto Rico and managed by SMG. It is the largest convention center in the Caribbean and the most technologically advanced...


Santurce, originally named San Mateo de Cangrejos (Saint Matthew of the Crabs), was a settlement for freed African slaves during the early days of the city. After Pablo Ubarri sought permission to link San Juan with Río Piedra proper via steam tramway in 1878, the time it took to travel between both points were shortened and thereby stimulated the colonization and growth of the district. At the beginning of the twentieth century an electric trolley was installed, the township was split into three parts, and its main settlement, merged with the city, was renamed using the Spanish spelling of Santurtzi (Saint George in Basque), Ubarri's birthplace in Vizcaya, Spain. The "Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico" (Puerto Rico Museum of Art)[23] and other important cultural venues are located in Santurce. Santurce-Santurtzi is a port in the province of Bizkaia, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, Spain. ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Biscay (disambiguation). ...

Looking down an Old San Juan street towards the bay
Looking down an Old San Juan street towards the bay

South of Santurce is Hato Rey, part of the former municipality of Río Piedras. Hato Rey was grazing ground for cattle owned by the royal government (hence its name, the King's Herd in Spanish) as early as the 16th century,[24] and is now considered the financial center of the island. A section of this district is often referred to as the "Golden Mile" (actually 0.47 miles/0.76 kilometres long) due in part to the many banks and businesses located there.[24] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hato Rey is an area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Popular, Inc. ...


In the southern part of the city is the socially diversified community of Río Piedras. Founded in the mid 1850s, Río Piedras was a separate town which hosted sugar cane plantations and the estates of some of San Juan's wealthiest inhabitants (as well as their working class staff). The Spanish colonial governors also had their summer home there on land which eventually gave way to the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico. In 1951 the municipalities of San Juan and Río Piedras were merged to redefine San Juan's current city limits. Today Río Piedras comprises the largest area of the municipality of San Juan.[25] and is home to the renowned, traditional “ Plaza del Mercado” (Río Piedras Marketplace), the main campus and the Medical Sciences campus of the University of Puerto Rico and the San Juan Botanical Garden. Río Piedras was a town in Puerto Rico which was absorbed by the city of San Juan and is now one of its districts. ... Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico in Spanish, UPR) is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico. ... A marketplace is the space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates. ... Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico in Spanish, UPR) is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico. ... Red Sealing Wax Palm (Cyrtostachys renda) in the Aquatic Garden is a rare palm from Malaysia. ...


Demographics

Demographic distribution

San Juan is the largest city in Puerto Rico in population.[1] From 1899 to 1950 the municipality of San Juan excluded the township of Río Piedras. For this reason, population data and land area for the period make reference only to the Antiguo San Juan and Santurce barrios, or subdivisions, of San Juan. The old municipality of Río Piedras constituted the third most populated city of Puerto Rico at the time of its annexation in 1951. Its strategic location south of the capital served as a junction for all the principal ways of transportation of the Island and as a geographical entry to San Juan, which are factors that prompted Río Piedras's dramatic urban development in the 20th century. Whites redirects here. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Note that this classification is now considered incorrect and should not be used in everyday writing. ... Alaskan Natives are Aboriginal Americans who live in Alaska. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... In April of 1990, Daniel K. Akaka became the first native Hawaiian and Chinese American to serve in the United States Congress as a Senator from the State of Hawaii. ... Pacific Islands (or Pacific Person, pl: Pacific People, also called Oceanic[s]), is a geographic term used in several places, such as New Zealand and the United States, to describe the inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania. ...


Economy

San Juan experienced significant economic growth following World War II. During this period the city underwent an industrial revolution.[27] The city’s economy relies mostly on companies dedicated to the manufacture of several products, including: Chemical substances (bleach and house cleaning products); medicines; rum and other beverages; fertilizers; electric tools; electronic devices; plastics, textiles, and food-based products.[27] Tourism is also a key industry, based on San Juan’s proximity to Puerto Rico’s main airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.[27] The tourism focus of the city is located in the district of Condado Beach where there are numerous luxurious hotels.[27] Historical locations such as El Morro, Old San Juan and El Cuartel de Ballaja are promoted in tourism campaigns. The district of Hato Rey contains a corporate sector known as “La Milla de Oro,” which serves as the headquarters of numerous local and international banks. San Juan is often referred to as the “Wall Street of the Caribbean,” due to the influence of the area on the city’s economy.[24] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Water and steam are two different forms of the same chemical substance A chemical substance is a material with a definite chemical composition. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... Spreading manure, an organic fertilizer Fertilizers (also spelled fertilisers) are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either via the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... , SJU redirects here. ...


Tourism

Due to technological advances after World War II in the development of the airliner coupled with the island's climate and natural setting, has transformed San Juan into the springboard for tourism around the island, and has made the rest of the Caribbean known throughout the world during the last fifty years.[28] Today the capital boasts numerous hotels, museums, historical buildings, restaurants, beaches and shopping centers. In San Juan there are a lot of attractions, for example: Old San Juan, Ocean Park, Isla Verde and Condado. Colorful building façade in Old San Juan. ... Census 2000 map of Ocean Park Ocean Park is an affluent suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ...


Places and monuments emphasized in tourism campaigns consist of: Old San Juan, promoting the historic nature of its colonial buildings and narrow streets covered by adoquine, a blue stone cast from furnace slag; they were brought over as ballast on Spanish ships.[27] This includes the city's ancient defensive wall and forts, most notably El Morro and the Castle of San Cristóbal.[27] On January 23, 1984 both of these edifications were catalogued as being part of humanity's cultural patrimony.[27] The numerous restaurants and art galleries in the zone are frequently visited by visitors.[27] The local universities are promoted as historic places, most notably the campus of University of Puerto Rico located in Rio Piedras, which is the oldest university in the island being founded in 1903. is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Culture

Façade of " El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico" in Santurce, one of San Juan's most beautiful landmarks.
Façade of " El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico" in Santurce, one of San Juan's most beautiful landmarks.
See also: List of notable residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is the birthplace of numerous artists and musicians, locally known as Sanjuaneros, who have significantly influenced the Puerto Rican culture. During the 20th century the musical aspect of the city was influenced by performers including Afro-Caribbean dancer and choreographer Sylvia del Villard and José Enrique Pedreira who became a renowned composer of Puerto Rican Danzas. International musicians such as renowned opera singer Justino Díaz and Grammy Award winners Raymond Ayala and Ricky Martin were born in the city. Other notable residents include writers Manuel A. Alonso and Tomas Blanco, award-winning actors Raúl Juliá and Benicio del Toro, and comedian Jose Miguel Agrelot. Rafael Cordero (1790–1868), was influential in the development of Puerto Rican education and is renowned as “ The Father of Public Education in Puerto Rico.” The city is also the home of numerous contemporary and classic art museums. The Puerto Rico Arts Museum owns the largest collection of contemporary art in Puerto Rico, housing over 1,100 permanent art pieces and displaying numerous temporary exhibitions containing artwork from various locations trough Latin America.[29] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 420 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) museo de arte de puerto rico - Creative Commons (CC) photo by dehubs photos in Flickr. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 420 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) museo de arte de puerto rico - Creative Commons (CC) photo by dehubs photos in Flickr. ... San Juan, Puerto Rico has been the birth place to many notable artists, politicians, scientists and sportsmen; locally referred to as Sanjuaneros. The following lists some of them and details their occupation: List of Puerto Ricans Category: ... Afro-Caribbean may refer to: the British Afro-Caribbean community other members of the African diaspora in or from the Carribean This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Sylvia Del Villard (February 28, 1928-February 28, 1990) born in Santurce, a section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was an actress, dancer, choreographer and Afro-Puerto Rican activist. ... Jose Enrique Pedreira (February 2, 1904-January 6, 1959) born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a renowned composer of Puerto Rican danzas. ... The music of Puerto Rico has been influenced by African and European (especially Spanish) forms, and has become popular across the Caribbean and in some communities worldwide. ... Justino Diaz (born January 29, 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an internationally renowned opera singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Daddy Yankee Raymond Ayala (born on February 3, 1976 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico), also known as Daddy Yankee and sometimes El Cangri (The Boss), is a reggaeton singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dr. Manuel A. Alonso (October 6, 1822-November 4, 1889) born in San Juan, Puerto Rico was a writer, poet and journalist. ... Tomas Blanco (December 9, 1897-April 12, 1975) born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a writer and historian. ... Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay [IPA: raul rafael xulia i aɾselai] (better known as Raúl Juliá) (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Golden Globe award winning actor from Puerto Rico who lived and worked for many years in the United States. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... José Miguel Agrelot — Don Cholito Date of birth April 21, 1927 Date of death January 28, 2004 (natural causes) Education University of Puerto Rico Bachelors degree in Arts. ... Rafael Cordero (1790-1868), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a self-educated Puerto Rican of African ancestary. ...


The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, located in Santurce, specializes in contemporary artwork from locations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The paintings displayed in the permanent exhibition are either acquired by the museum’s administrative personnel or donated by artists and collectors. They are judged by a panel of painters, art critics, and scholars before being displayed.[30]


Other museums such as the Pablo Casals Museum, the Book Museum, Americas Museum and the National Gallery display historic items and artwork alongside contemporary art.[31][32] Miscellaneous museums such as the Children’s Museum and the Bacardi Distillery (also known as the "Rum Cathedral") in nearby Cataño appeal to different audiences through interactive exhibitions.[33][34] Casals redirects here. ... The Cathedral Of Rum at the Distillery in Puerto Rico near San Juan. ... Bacardi factory, located in Cataño Nickname: El Pueblo que se negó a morir Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: None Location Location within the nation of Puerto Rico Government Country Puerto Rico Mayor Wilson Soto (PNP) Geographical characteristics Area 12. ...


Government

As one of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities, San Juan, has a popularly elected mayor and municipal assembly. The current mayor is the Honorable Jorge A. Santini Padilla and is responsible for appointing a secretary-auditor and a treasurer. The municipal assembly is made up of 17 officials.


San Juan's City Hall or Casa Alcaldia, is located at 153 San Franciscso Street in front of the Plaza de Armas or Military Square at the center of Old San Juan. It was constructed based on Madrid's City Hall starting in 1604 and was finally completed in 1789.


Law enforcement in San Juan is the joint responsibility of the San Juan Police Department and the Puerto Rico Commonwealth Police. The San Juan Police Department was created in 1521 (as the San Juan Municipal Guard which had both military and police functions) and currently employs about 1,000 sworn officers plus civilian staff.


Education

San Juan is influential in the educational aspect of Puerto Rico, serving as location to many universities and colleges. The most prestigious universities in the area include the University of Puerto Rico's main campus in Río Piedras, the University of the Sacred Heart, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, the Ana G. Méndez University System's Metropolitan University and the Metropolitan campus of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. There are numerous minor colleges located in the city, including the Instituto Comercial de Puerto Rico Junior College and the International Junior College, located in Santurce.[35] There are several technological campuses located in San Juan, such as the Technological College of San Juan, Ramirez College of Business and Technology and the Puerto Rico Technical Junior College. The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and the School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan are specialized in education that promote the fine arts and music.[35] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico in Spanish, UPR) is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico. ... Río Piedras was a town in Puerto Rico which was absorbed by the city of San Juan and is now one of its districts. ... Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico in Spanish, UPR) is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico. ... Río Piedras was a town in Puerto Rico which was absorbed by the city of San Juan and is now one of its districts. ... The University of the Sacred Heart —or Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC) in Spanish, or simply Sagrado— is a catholic university in Puerto Rico. ... The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) —commonly referred as Poly or La Poly in Spanish— is a private non-profit university located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... The Metropolitan University —or Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) in Spanish— is a private, non-profit, and secular university system in Puerto Rico. ... The Inter American University of Puerto Rico —or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) in Spanish, and often referred as Inter— is a private university system in Puerto Rico. ... The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music is the U.S. territorys top music-oriented school. ... Puerto Ricos School of Fine Arts is a college-level institution of higher learning, located in Old San Juan which offers studies in graphic arts and other humane studies. ...


In addition to dozens of state-run elementary, junior- and senior-high schools, the San Juan City Government now operates two bilingual schools, including one sports-magnet school, the first municipal-run schools in Puerto Rico.


Most of Puerto Rico's best private schools are located in San Juan, including Robinson and St. John's in the Condado, Perpetuo Socorro in Miramar, St. John's Episcopal and Santa Mónica in Santurce, La Merced and Espíritu Santo in Hato Rey, San José, San Ignacio and San Antonio in Río Piedras and Cupeyville in Cupey. El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... Santurce, highlighted in yellow. ... Hato Rey is an area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Río Piedras was a town in Puerto Rico which was absorbed by the city of San Juan and is now one of its districts. ...


Transportation

The Port of San Juan is the busiest port in the Caribbean and one of the busiest in the world.
The Port of San Juan is the busiest port in the Caribbean and one of the busiest in the world.

The Port of San Juan is the fourth busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere, ranked among the top 17 of the world in terms of container movement. It is also the largest home-based cruise port in the world with over a dozen cruise ships plying its docks with new cruise ships either originating or calling at the port every year. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1510 × 1011 pixel, file size: 390 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Aerial view of San Juan Port, in Puerto Rico. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1510 × 1011 pixel, file size: 390 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Aerial view of San Juan Port, in Puerto Rico. ...


The Metropolitan Area is served by two airports. The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan's primary commercial airport, is located eight miles (12.7 km) from Old San Juan in neighboring Carolina. The airport accommodates more than 30 domestic and international airlines and is the busiest airport in the Caribbean. It is often referred to as "The Gateway to the Caribbean" because it serves as the main connection to the island and the rest of the Caribbean for the United States and vice versa. The second airport in the area is the Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport, which is located directly across the Caño San Antonio from Old San Juan in the Isla Grande district.[36] Dominicci Airport is used mainly by general aviation aircraft, charter flights, and some domestic commercial flights. It used to be the city's and also the island of Puerto Rico's main international gateway until the opening of Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. It is now also widely used by the Isla Grande Flight School and Caribbean Flight Center, the only flight schools on the island. , SJU redirects here. ... Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport, also commonly known as Isla Grande Airport, is a small airport in San Juan, about 5 minutes by air and 15 minutes by car from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. ... Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (IATA: SJU, ICAO: TJSJ) is a public airport located in Carolina, 3 miles (5 km) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ...


Public transport

See also: Tren Urbano

Increased investment in public transportation has not changed the fact that San Juan is an automobile reliant city and its fast growth has sparked urban sprawl. It is currently served by five limited-access expressways and highways and numerous arterial avenues and boulevards and suffers from severe traffic congestion.[37] San Juans Tren Urbano – Phase I Service Route and Stations. ...

Tren Urbano at Bayamón Station.

In an attempt to decrease vehicle dependency and road congestion, the City constructed a metro system dubbed “Tren Urbano” ("Urban Train"). The 10.7 mile (17.2 km) line connects to sixteen stations.[38] The project, which opened in late 2004, cost 2.25 billion dollars and was more than $1 billion over budget and four years late. The Tren Urbano has received far less ridership than was originally projected and has failed to make a significant impact on reducing the city's traffic, despite the fact that 2006 has reported a 7.5% increase in ridership over 2005. Tren Urbano at Bayamón Station File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tren Urbano at Bayamón Station File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... San Juans Tren Urbano – Phase I Service Route and Stations. ...


Metropolitan Bus Authority (“Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses” or AMA in Spanish) provides daily bus transportation to residents of San Juan, Guaynabo, Bayamón, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Cataño, and Carolina through 30 different routes. Its fleet is comprised of 277 regular buses and 35 buses for handicapped persons, and its ridership is estimated at 112,000 on work days.[39] In Puerto Rico, Public corporations are separate legal entities who are owned, either entirely or in great majority, by the Government of Puerto Rico. ...


A daily ferry service known as the Cataño Ferry, (“La Lancha de Cataño” in Spanish) which operates a route across San Juan Bay between Old San Juan and the municipality of Cataño.[40] La Lancha de Cataño (The Cataño Ferry) is a ferry service that is widely known by Puerto Ricans and used by tourists that visit Puerto Rico. ... Flag Seal Nickname: El Pueblo Que Se Negó a Morir, La Antesala de la Capital, El Pueblo Olvidado Gentilic: Catañeses Location Location of Cataño, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded July 1, 1927 Mayor Wilson Soto Political party PNP Senatorial district 2 - Bayamón Representative district 9...


There is a planned project to build a “light interurban rail system” connecting the cities of San Juan and Caguas.[41] The San Juan-Caguas Rail project will link the Puerto Rican cities of San Juan and Caguas through a “light interurban rail” network. ...


Health and utilities

The main hospital and medical school in the city of San Juan is "El Centro Medico de Rio Piedras" (Rio Piedras Medical Center). The Medical Center is a conglomaration of Hospitals located in the same place. It has various helicopters in service, allowing patients and people in need of medical attention to be carried to the center from many places around the island.


Sports

Night view of the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.
Night view of the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.

Teams based in San Juan have been notably successful in athletic competition. The Santurce Crabbers won the National Superior Basketball League championship on 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003 during this period being recognized as a dynasty. The San Juan Senators and the Santurce Crabbers were the two major baseball teams in the city, winning the championship of the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League a total of seventeen times. The Santurce Crabbers are located third among teams with more championships in the Caribbean Series, winning championships in the 1951, 1953, 1955, 1993 and 2000 editions of the tournament. The city has also been the host of numerous events within the sports community; some examples include: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2237x1431, 752 KB)Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, photo taken from Deportivo Tren Urbano Train Station after a Santurce vs. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2237x1431, 752 KB)Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, photo taken from Deportivo Tren Urbano Train Station after a Santurce vs. ... The Santurce Crabbers (Cangrejeros de Santurce) are a BSN basketball team from the San Juan area of Santurce. ... National Superior Basketball —or Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) in Spanish— is a basketball league in Puerto Rico which was established in 1932 and has produced a handful of NBA players and a lot of classic games and emotive moments to its fans. ... The Santurce Crabbers (Spanish: Cangrejeros de Santurce) were a professional baseball team in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico for over 70 years. ... The Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League (Spanish: or LBPPR) is the main professional baseball league in Puerto Rico. ... Caribbean Series logo The Caribbean Series was the brainchild of the Venezuelans Oscar El Negro Prieto and Pablo Morales, who devised the idea after the seeing the success of the Serie Interamericana (Inter-American Series) in 1946, which featured the Sultanes de Monterrey from Mexico; the All Cubans from Cuba...

The recently-built $28-million San Juan Natatorium is beginning to attract islandwide and regional swim meets, as well winter training by top-rated mainland U.S. colleges and universities, including the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. The 10th (X) Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from July 11 to July 25, 1966. ... The logo of 1979 Pan American Games The 8th Pan American Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 1 to July 15, 1979. ... Caribbean World Series logo The Caribbean World Series of Professional Baseball — or Serie del Caribe del Béisbol Profesional in Spanish — is an annual baseball tournament, usually played during the month of February, before the MLB trainings season in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Venezuela. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... The Hiram Bithorn Stadium (Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Spanish) is a baseball stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government of the city of San Juan. ... ... The 2006 World Baseball Classic was the inaugural tournament between national baseball teams that included players from Major League Baseball. ... The 1974 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Puerto Rico from July 3 to 14, 1974. ... Americas Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships that take every two years between national teams of the continents. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE New Years Revolution is a pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment for the RAW brand. ... USMA redirects here. ... Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ...


In July 2007, the San Juan Golf Academy and its golf driving range began operating atop the city's former sanitary landfill in Puerto Nuevo and will eventually include the city's first and only 9-hole golf course. Puerto Nuevo is a small fishing town located eight km. ...


Professional teams

Club Sport League Notes
Santurce Crabbers Basketball National Superior Basketball Games are played in the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum or in Mario "Quijote" Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo.[49]
Playeros de San Juan Volleyball (Men's) Liga Superior de Volleyball Masculino
Chicas de San Juan Volleyball (Women's) Liga Superior de Volleyball Femenino
Fraigcomar Soccer Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol
San Juan Galaxy Soccer Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol
Don Bosco Soccer Liga Premiere de Futbol de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Islanders B Soccer Liga Premiere de Futbol de Puerto Rico
Club Deportivo Gallitos Soccer Liga Premiere de Futbol de Puerto Rico

The Santurce Crabbers (Cangrejeros de Santurce) are a BSN basketball team from the San Juan area of Santurce. ... National Superior Basketball —or Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) in Spanish— is a basketball league in Puerto Rico which was established in 1932 and has produced a handful of NBA players and a lot of classic games and emotive moments to its fans. ... Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. ... Club de Fútbol Fraigcomar is a Puerto Rican football club, which currently play in Puerto Ricans first division. ... Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico is the top division in Puerto Rico, it was created in 2005 by the Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol to unify the domestic football scene Fraigcomar Academia de Quintana Caguas Huracán San Francisco Guaynabo Clube Atlético Levittown Tornados... Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico is the top division in Puerto Rico, it was created in 2005 by the Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol to unify the domestic football scene Fraigcomar Academia de Quintana Caguas Huracán San Francisco Guaynabo Clube Atlético Levittown Tornados... This article incorporates text from the public domain Catholic Encyclopedia. ...

Sister cities

The following cities have been identified as sister cities by Sister Cities International:[50] Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

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See also

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