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A visit to Old San Juan at night time


San Juan - Town Information

San Juan (IPA: [sa? hwa?]), named after Saint John the Baptist, (Spanish: San Juan Bautista) is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico. The latest census estimates place the city's population at 433,733, making it the 42nd-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521 and is the oldest city in Puerto Rico as well as in the United States, and the second oldest city in the Americas.[2] Today, San Juan serves as one of Puerto Rico's most important seaport,[3] and is the island's manufacturing, financial, cultural, and tourist center. The population of the metropolitan area (Spanish: area metropolitana), including San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Canóvanas, Caguas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Carolina and Trujillo Alto is about 2 million inhabitants; hence about half the population of Puerto Rico now lives and works in this area.

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