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Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Administration
Full nameMayagüez, Puerto Rico
Official nameMayagüez, Puerto Rico
Native name langes
Settlement typeMunicipality
Anthem"Mi patria es un oasis"
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
FoundedSeptember 18, 1760
Faustino Martínez de Matos
Juan de Silva
Juan de Aponte
Government
MayorJosé Guillermo Rodríguez
Senatorial dist.Mayagüez
Representative dist.18 and 19
Geography
Total Area274 sq mi (709.89 km2)
Land Area77.6 sq mi (201.07 km2)
Water Area196.4 sq mi (508.82 km2)
Demography
Total Population104557 (2000)
Metro (pop.)115048
CSA251260
DemonymMayagüezanos
Racial groups
White
- Black
- American Indian/An
- Asian
- Native Hawaiian/Pi
- Some other race
- Two or more races
83.3%
5.6%
0.3%
0.3%
0.0%
5.0%
5.6%
Other information
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
ZIP codes00680 - 00682
Area code787, 939
FIPS code72-52431 
GNIS feature ID1611495

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Mayagüez (-esmaʝaˈɣwes) is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico. Originally founded as "Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria" it is also known as "La Sultana del Oeste" (The Sultaness of the West), "Ciudad de las Aguas Puras" (City of Pure Waters), or "Ciudad del Mangó" (City of the Mango). On April 6, 1894, the Spanish crown gave it the formal title of "Excelente ciudad de Mayagüez" (Excellent City of Mayaquez). Mayagüez is located in the center of the western coast on the island of Puerto Rico. It is both a principal city of the Mayagüez Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Mayagüez San Germán Cabo Rojo Combined Statistical Area.


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