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Welcome to the town of

DORADO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
San Antonio de Padua

The town of DORADO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1842 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 36,002 .
The zipcode is 00646

Housing units : 13067
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Espinosa, Higuillar, Maguayo, Mamayal y Río Lajas

Location of DORADO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Dorado (do-RAH-do) is a small tourist town in the northern coast of Puerto Rico, 15 miles west of San Juan and is located in the norther region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. Dorado is spread over 5 wards and Dorado Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). The town is probably most known for its Hyatt Hotel. Dorado has upscale neighborhoods and a small town with a plaza (Spanish town square), as other municipios do. President Gerald Ford once stayed in Dorado during his presidency, for a 1976 meeting with other heads of state from the Caribbean. Dorado has been voted Puerto Rico's cleanest town at various times.

Town History

Dorado was established as a municipality in 1842 by Jacinto López Martínez. [edit] Climate Dorado's climate is very warm in the summer and cool in the winter. the temperatures is around 50°F to 80°F in the winter and 75°F to 95°F in the summer. [edit] Flag The flag is composed of three stripes of equal width: the upper and lower stripes are golden, and the center one is brown. A brown, equal-sided triangle is placed with its base at the hoist. [edit] Coat of Arms The crown is gold with brown windows. The three towers mean that Dorado is a town, a properly constituted municipality. Underneath the crown, we can observe five disks that form a "T", which is called Tau.

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