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Welcome to the town of

FAJARDO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Fajardeños
Patron:
Santiago Apóstol

The town of FAJARDO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1772 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 41,986 .
The zipcode is 00738

Housing units : 17136
Area in square miles
Total area
105.32
Water area
75.45
Land area
29.87
Density per square mile of land area
Population
1,362.90
Housing units
573.7

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Cabezas, Demajagua, Florencio, Naranjo, Quebrada, Vueltas y Río Arriba.

Location of FAJARDO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Fajardo (fah-HAHR-do) is a small but popular city in Puerto Rico located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Fajardo is spread over 7 wards and Fajardo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Fajardo is the hub of the majority of recreational boating in Puerto Rico and a popular launching port to Culebra, Vieques, and the American and British Virgin Islands. It is also the home to the largest Marina in the Caribbean, called Puerto del Rey. The town contains various hotels; the El Conquistador Resort is one of its most famous hotels. Off shore near Fajardo few islets can be found: Icacos, Palominos, Palominitos and Diablo, uninhabited coral islands.

Town History

Fajardo was founded in 1772. It was originally named Santiago de Fajardo. [edit] Flag It's a tricolor triband. The upper one is gules (red), symbolizing the color of the shield's border. Silver (white), the center one, standing for the color of the main pieces that appear in the shield and the crown. Azure (blue), the lower one, represents the color of the sky and the sea of Fajardo. Centered is the Coat of Arms of the village (villa) in natural colors. [edit] Coat of Arms The Coat of Arms is formed as a square with a rounded base and stamped at the top with a crown mural of three towers. It has for support, two dolphins and underneath the base a banner with the inscription "FAJARDO DE SANTIAGO".

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Reference: Wikipedia.org / census.gov / mapquest.com