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SAN LORENZO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes

The town of SAN LORENZO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1811 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 43,921 .
The zipcode is 00754

Housing units : 14594
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Cayaguas , Cerro Gordo, Espino, Florida, Hato, Jagual, Quebrada, Quebrada Arenas, Quebrada Honda, Quemados

Location of SAN LORENZO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

San Lorenzo (sanh lo-REN-zo) Saint Lawrence) is a municipality Puerto Rico located in the eastern central region, north of Patillas and Yabucoa; south of Gurabo; east of Caguas and Cayey; and west of Juncos and Las Piedras. San Lorenzo is spread over 10 wards and San Lorenzo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). San Lorenzo is called El Pueblo de los Samaritanos or La Tierra de Leyendas, The surrounding areas produce tobacco and sugar cane.

Town History

San Lorenzo was founded in 1811 by Valeriano Muñoz de Oneca. Its original name was San Miguel de Hato Grande. [edit] Flag The flag of San Lorenzo is divided in four rectangles of equal size. The superior left and the inferior right are yellow. The superior right and inferior left are formed by horizontal stripes of equal width: two yellow and three red ones, alternated. Coat of Arms The grill is the traditional symbol of San Lorenzo, deacon and martyr, patron of the town, because in a grill he underwent the martyrdom, slowly burned to death. The hill or mountain represent the Gregorio Hill, which dominates the San Lorenzo panorama. The cross is one of the heraldic attributes of San Miguel Arcángel.

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