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Caguas, Puerto Rico

Caguas Puerto Rico
Full nameCaguas, Puerto Rico
Official nameCaguas, Puerto Rico
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
FoundedJanuary 1, 1775
MayorWilliam Miranda Torres
Senatorial dist.7
Representative dist.3132
Total Area59.1 sq mi (153.00 km2)
Land Area58.7 sq mi (151.97 km2)
Water Area0.4 sq mi (1.03 km2)
Elevation2109.6 ft (643 m)
Total Population140502 (2004)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
American Indian/AN0.1%
Native Hawaiian/PI6.2%
Other information
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)

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Caguas (-esˈkaɣwas), founded in 1775, is a city and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, south of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, west of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, east of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey.

Caguas is located 20 mi (32.2 km) (twenty minutes to an hour by car) from San Juan and 40 mi (64.4 km) (an hour and a half by car) from Ponce. It is known as El Valle del Turabo (Turabo Valley) or La Ciudad Criolla (The Creole City) and its name originates from the Taíno cacique Caguax. Caguas is both a principal city of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area and the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area.

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