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LAJAS , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Virgen de la Candelaria

The town of LAJAS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1883 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 27,583 .
The zipcode is 00667

Housing units : 10947
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Candelaria, Costa, Lajas, Lajas Arriba, Llanos, Palmarejo, Parquera, Paris, La Plata, Sababa Yeguas y Santa Rosa.

Location of LAJAS in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Lajas is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in southwestern region, south of San Germán and Sabana Grande; east of Cabo Rojo; and west of Guánica. Lajas is spread over 11 wards and Lajas Pueblo

Town History

Located at the Lajas valley, the town was founded in 1883 by Teodoro Jacome Pagan. [edit] Flag The flag consists of three (3) horizontal stripes; the superior one green, the center white and the bottom one yellow. A fourth stripe, of equal width forms a cross. In the center of that cross we have two arms united with a ripe yellow pineapple. The cross is surrounded by eleven gold stars; five in the superior (north) part and six in the inferior (south) part of the cross forming a circle. [edit] Coat of Arms The body is gold with a green band crossing it diagonally right to left; the color gold stands for the wealth of the land and green stands for the beauty of the valley which is a gift from mother nature to Lajas. The band is adorned, at each end, with a pineapple bordered in gold and black. In the center of the band, also in gold, a marine shell. In the left superior side there is a red cardinal's hat and in the inferior a red anchor with a green; the shield has 3 tower castle, each one with two windows and one door. On the bottom, outside the shield, a banner with the inscription "Cardenalicia City" (Cardinality City). The banner and the inscription appear in black.

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