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Welcome to the town of

LUQUILLO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Luquillenses
Patron:
San José

The town of LUQUILLO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1797 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 20,452 .
The zipcode is 00773

Housing units : 9327
Area in square miles
Total area
46.42
Water area
20.73
Land area
25.7
Density per square mile of land area
Population
771.2
Housing units
363

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Juan Martín, Mameyes I, Mata de Plátano, Pitahaya y Sabana

Location of LUQUILLO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Luquillo (loo-KEE-yo) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Luquillo is spread over 5 wards and Luquillo Pueblo

Town History

Luquillo is known as "La Capital del Sol" (sun capital) and "La Riviera de Puerto Rico" (Puerto Rico's riviera). Luquillo was founded in 1797 by Cristóbal Guzmán. The town was named after the Indian cacique Loquillo, who died a few years after the last Indian rebellion in 1513. [edit] Flag It consists of three horizontal stripes, the blue top and green bottom are double of width of the yellow central stripe. Blue makes reference to the sky and the sea; yellow represents the sand of its beaches and green represents the vegetation of the mountains. In the center stripe resides the Coat Of Arms of the town superimposed and surrounded by two palm tree leaves crossed at the bottom. [edit] Coat of Arms In a gold background a centered mountain range with three green mountains is accompanied at the bottom by a bay with blue and silver waves; the top portion of the shield in blue, has three iris branches. Above the shield resides a three tower gold crown. Surrounding the shield by its flanks are two palms trees leaves crossed at the bottom.

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