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GUAYANILLA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
La Inmaculada Concepción

The town of GUAYANILLA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1833 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 23,653 .
The zipcode is 00656

Housing units : 8147
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Barrero, Boca, Cedro, Consejo, Indios, Jagua, Jagua Pasto, Llano, Macaná, Magas, Pasto, Playa, Quebrada Honda, Quebradas, Rufina y Sierra Baja.

Location of GUAYANILLA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Guayanilla (gwah-yah-NEE-yah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Adjuntas, east of Yauco; and west of Peñuelas and about 20 km (12 mi) west of Ponce.

Town History

Guayanilla was founded by Catalans, Corsicans, Venezuelans, and Puerto Rican criollos. The original name was Guadianilla in memory of a river of the same name in Spain. However, it was changed to Guayanilla to resemble a native word in the Taíno dialect. The name Guayanilla is derived from a combination of Guaynia and Santa Maria de Guadianilla. The first Europeans settled in this area in 1511. In 1756, Yauco was founded as a town. Then Guayanilla was a borough of Yauco. Due to the very fertile lands and access to the local port where most of the local commerce occurred, Guayanilla became an important agricultural center, grew quickly, and was established as a separate municipality on February 27, 1833 by Governor Miguel de la Torre.

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