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Welcome to the town of

ARROYO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Nuestra Señora del Carmen

The town of ARROYO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1855 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 19,038 .
The zipcode is 00714

Housing units : 7287
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Ancones, Guásima, Palmas, Pitahaya, Yaurel.

Location of ARROYO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Arroyo (ah-RO-yo), is a municipality in the Southern Coastal Valley of Puerto Rico and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, east of the municipality of Guayama and northwest of the municipality of Patillas. Arroyo is spread over 5 wards and Arroyo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Town History

Arroyo, founded in December 25, 1855, derives its name from the small stream from which weary travelers in the past stopped for a drink of water and to rest. Arroyo is known as "Pueblo Ingrato-Pueblo Grato". [edit] Flag It has two horizontal bands of equal size. The orange and black colors keep alive a past filled with adventure and accomplishment. The Coat of Arms is placed in the center of the flag. [edit] Coat of Arms Cut into the upper blue field a church, a rosary to the right and a flower to the left. At the base, a tower between two silver telegraph poles on green hills. At the bottom waving stripes of blue and silver, and below these, a fish. Above the shield, lies a crown of three towers filled in with purple. Below there's a banner with the motto, Arroyo Pueblo Grato (Arroyo Pleasing Town).

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