to the town of
CAGUAS , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Dulce Nombre de Jesús
The town of CAGUAS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1775
Housing units : 50568
Estimated population as of 2006 is 142,769
The zipcode is 00726
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The Wards (Barrios) are:
Bairoa, Beatriz, Borinquen, Cañabón, Cañaboncito, Río Cañas, San Antonio, San Salvador, Tomás de Castro y Turabo.
Location of CAGUAS
in the Map of Puerto Rico
Caguas (KAH-gwahs) (founded in 1775) is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto; west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo; and east of Aguas Buenas. Caguas is spread over eleven wards.
Caguas is located twenty minutes to a half-hour by car from San Juan and an hour and a half from Ponce.
It is known as El Valle del Turabo (Turabo Valley) or La Ciudad Criolla (The Creole City) and its name originates from the Taíno cacique Caguax.
Originally called San Sebastián del Piñal de Caguax, Caguas derives its name from a local Indian chief (Caguax) who was an early Christian convert.
During the 1980s the city was directed by Mayor Angel O. Berrios and Miguel Hernández, and these days it is led by Mayor William Miranda Marin. Mayors Berrios and Miranda Marín are both members of the PPD which has led the city for many years. Previous mayors also include Manuel Seoane, and Angel Rivera.
The colors are blue and yellow. The cross stands for the Cross of San Sebastián, for this was the first Christian village that settled in the Caguas Valley together with the hermitage of San Sebastián del Barrero. Ten of the Caguas Barrios have their own flag using the Cross of San Sebastian, its own coat of arms and colors.
 Coat of Arms
The colors blue and gold were chosen for the shield, distinctive of the city of Caguas. The figures symbolize the Indigenous and Christian origins of this city. The crown represents Chief Caguax, Monarch of the Turabo Valley, upon the arrival of the Spanish conquerors
Reference: Wikipedia.org / census.gov / mapquest.com