San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —
San Lorenzo Plaza and Catholic Church.

Flag
Nickname(s): "The Town of the Samaritans", "Land of Leyends"
Anthem: "Son tus campos de bellísimo verdor"
Location of San Lorenzo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°11′24″N 65°58′7″W / 18.19°N 65.96861°W / 18.19; -65.96861Coordinates: 18°11′24″N 65°58′7″W / 18.19°N 65.96861°W / 18.19; -65.96861
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1811
Government
 • MayorHon. Joe Román (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.7 - Humacao
 • Representative dist.33
Area
 • Total53.3 sq mi (138.07 km2)
 • Land53.3 sq mi (138 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total41,058
 • Density770/sq mi (300/km2)
DemonymSanlorenceños
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
Zip code00754
 
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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —
San Lorenzo Plaza and Catholic Church.

Flag
Nickname(s): "The Town of the Samaritans", "Land of Leyends"
Anthem: "Son tus campos de bellísimo verdor"
Location of San Lorenzo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°11′24″N 65°58′7″W / 18.19°N 65.96861°W / 18.19; -65.96861Coordinates: 18°11′24″N 65°58′7″W / 18.19°N 65.96861°W / 18.19; -65.96861
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1811
Government
 • MayorHon. Joe Román (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.7 - Humacao
 • Representative dist.33
Area
 • Total53.3 sq mi (138.07 km2)
 • Land53.3 sq mi (138 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total41,058
 • Density770/sq mi (300/km2)
DemonymSanlorenceños
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
Zip code00754

San Lorenzo (Spanish pronunciation: [san loˈɾenθo], Saint Lawrence) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the eastern central region, north of Patillas and Yabucoa; south of Gurabo; east of Caguas and Cayey; and west of Juncos and Las Piedras. San Lorenzo is spread over ten wards and San Lorenzo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

San Lorenzo is called El Pueblo de los Samaritanos or La Tierra de Leyendas, The surrounding areas produce tobacco and sugar cane.

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History

San Lorenzo was founded in 1493 by Juan Ponce de Leon .[citation needed]

Geography

Rivers: Río Cayaguas, Río Emajagua, Río Grande de Loíza and Río de las Vegas.

Cityscape

Barrios

  • Cayaguas
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Espino
  • Florida
  • Hato
  • Jagual
  • Quebrada
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Honda
  • Quemados

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

Priscilla Flores Theater.

- registered National Historic Site and Monument built circa 1737 and renovated in 1993.

Economy

Agriculture

Agriculture is run on a large farm belonging to the Olmeda-Reyes family by Abran Reyes, Jose Olmeda-Reyes and Nancy Ortiz.

Industry

Culture

Festivals and events

Sports

Government

San Lorenzo's town hall.

Symbols

Flag

The flag of San Lorenzo is divided in four rectangles of equal size, two rectangles are yellow and the other two are stripped with red and yellow stripes.

Coat of arms

The grill is the traditional symbol of San Lorenzo, deacon and martyr, patron of the town, because in a grill he underwent the martyrdom, slowly burned to death. The hill or mountain represent the Gregorio Hill, which dominates the San Lorenzo panorama. The cross is one of the heraldic attributes of San Miguel Arcángel.

Notable natives and residents

References