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Welcome to the town of

GURABO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
San José

The town of GURABO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1814 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 42,142 .
The zipcode is 00778

Housing units : 12854
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Celada, Hato Nuevo, Jaguar, Jaguas, Mamey, Masas, Navarro, Quebrada Infierno y Rincón.

Location of GURABO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Gurabo (goo-RAH-bo) is a municipality (municipio) in eastern Puerto Rico located in the central eastern region, north of San Lorenzo; south of Trujillo Alto; east of Caguas; and west of Carolina and Juncos. Gurabo is spread over 9 wards and Gurabo Pueblo

Town History

Gurabo's history dates as far back as the 1600s, when Gurabo was actually part of Caguas. Then, the area was known as Burabo. By 1700, transportation, medical and economic trouble were crippling the population of the Burabo area; traveling to Caguas' center for business and medical help was not easy and took hours. This led to many of Burabos citizens to seek for the area to gain autonomy. It would be long, however, before Gurabo was separated from Caguas. The separation movement was brought forward by an 1812 meeting of all 168 family leaders in Gurabo, who decided to have Luis del Carmen Echevarría lead them in their quest for autonomic independence, based on the large number of residents in Burabo. In 1815, Gurabo became a municipality. In 1822, the first Catholic church in town was erected. In 1903, the First Baptist Church opened its doors in Gurabo town. Gurabo is also known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras", or "city of the stairs", for which Gurabo is known today for. Located in the town center, the stairs are about twenty two floors high, and they are painted in bright colors. They cross an important business area of Gurabo. Flag With eleven stripes, six green and five yellow, alternated, the yellow with the superior (top) edge indented forming a stairway. [edit] Coat of Arms In a green field resides a widened gold patriarcal cross. Below the bottom arm are two shields in silver. The one on the left has a fleur de lis and the one on the right three lilies with stems in a natural way. Three towers in gold crown the shield

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