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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Administration
Full nameGuaynabo, Puerto Rico
Official nameGuaynabo, Puerto Rico
Native name langes
Settlement typeMunicipality
Anthem"Guaynabo, pueblo querido"
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1769
Government
MayorHon. Héctor O'Neill Garcia
Senatorial dist.1 - San Juan
Representative dist.6 / 9
Geography
Total Area27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
Demography
Total Population100053 (2000)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymGuaynabeños
Other information
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)

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Guaynabo (-esɡwaiˈnaβo) is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan. Guaynabo is spread over 9 wards and Guaynabo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the suburb).

Guaynabo is considered, along with its neighbors - San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Carolina, Cataño, Toa Alta, Canovanas, Caguas, Toa Baja, and Trujillo Alto - to be part of the Área Metropolitana (Metropolitan Area) of San Juan (the largest MSA in Puerto Rico. It is also part of the larger San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area. The municipio has a land area of 27.13 square miles (70.26 km2) and a population of 100,053 as of the 2000 census.


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