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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico
Full nameSan Juan
Native name langes
Land Area47.8 sq mi (123.8 km2)
Water Area29.1 sq mi (75.4 km2)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneAST|utc_offset=-4 (UTC-4)
- Summer (DST)|utc_offset_DST= (UTC)
ZIP code(s)006xx, 007xx, 009xx
Area code787, 939

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San Juan (-essaŋ ˈxwan, Saint John; -enˌsæn ˈhwɑːnlang), officially Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista (Municipality of the Capital City, Saint John the Baptist), is the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 420,326 making it the 42nd-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico ("Rich Port City"). Puerto Rico's capital is the second oldest European-established city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city's former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristóbal, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.

Today, San Juan is one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports, and is the island's manufacturing , financial, cultural, and tourism center. The population of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, 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; thus, about half the population of Puerto Rico now lives and works in this area. San Juan is also a principal city of the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area. The city has been the host of numerous important events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games, 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games, 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics, the Caribbean Series and the Special Olympics and MLB San Juan Series in 2010.

San Juan Puerto Rico Video

Esta cancion es la primera cancion que Arcangel y de la Ghetto grabaron juntos cuando ambos se conocieron en La Perla-San Juan, PR y asi fue que empezo sus carreras musicales..
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Today while campaigning in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Barack Obama danced a bit at his rally.
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Follow Katie, Yamil and I on a 3 minute tour from our recent vacation in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan, El Yunque, La Mina Falls, Aricebo Observatory, The Governor's Mansion,and more...July 2006.
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Juan "El Prieto" Guerra junto a sus bailarines persiguen a una mujer por el casco de San Juan
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This is my Hurricane Hugo chase video. The footage was taken during Hugo's landfall on the northeast tip of Puerto Rico at Luquillo. In my 25 years of hurricane chasing, this remains, overall, the best footage I have ever been fortunate enough to capture. Though I have been in stronger hurricanes, given that Hugo was a borderline category three/four and the strongest portion of the eyewall passed directly over my location (during daylight hours), I had the rare opportunity to document the full force of an intense hurricane at a direct coastal location. Though significant damage begins about 8 minutes into the video, the peak winds occur between 10 through 21 minutes in, and are sustained near 130mph with gusts to 150-160mph. An anemometer on the island of Culebra (just offshore Eastern Puerto Rico) reported a peak gust of 170mph when the same portion of the eyewall passed over that location a couple of hours prior to reaching Luquillo.
28.32 min. | 4.82 user rating
song can be purchased at (look up Cutting Records Recording Artist Jaidie) Visit Jaidie's MySpace page Puerto Rico was the 2004 & 2005 Theme song for the NYC National Puerto Rican Day Parade was endorsed by Ralph Morales, Chairman of Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. and it's Board. Song written by: Hector J. Gonzalez, Ziggy Gonzalez, Song Arrangements: Junito Davila, Edited by: Lenny Gonzalez, Rhino Studios, Miami,, Song recorded at Blessing Recording Studios- Felix Gonzalez & Luis Aviles, Back ground vocals by Latin Recording Artists Moises Y Israel Kelly, Musicians: Luis Quintero, Charlie Garcia, Raul Agras, Felix Gonzalez, Ephrain Junito Davila, Publisher:21 CitiBoyz Music, BMI
3.72 min. | 4.78 user rating
8 Finalists in the Salsa World Congress. Watch the only pareja (couple) from Puerto Rico presented in the finals. They won 1st place ! And the 10.000 US $ in price money certainly were helpful...
3.05 min. | 4.09 user rating
Large gas station explosion in San Juan, Puerto Rico at 12:25am on Friday, Oct 23rd, 2009. Maybe the Gulf refinary
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This is for all my fellow Puerto Ricans, but especially for my Dad, Harold Calderon. Happy 39th B-day!
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Un asesinato ocurrido tres meses atrás en Avenida Universidad de Río Piedras en Puerto Rico (UPR) (Ley de Cierre en Avenida Universidad) Los comercios en esa avenida tendrán que cerrar a la media noche. Por órden del alcalde de San Juan, Jorge Santini, la policía pondrá en vigor una ordenanza que data de la gobernación de Sila Calderón. Alegadamente la ordenanza prohibía la venta de bebidas alcohólicas y las bebelatas en la Avenida Universidad después de las 12:00 de la noche, de (Domingo a Miércoles). Ahora los comercios tendrán que observarla todos los días, como secuela al incidente de violencia entre policías y estudiantes en la referida zona, la semana pasada, el cual es objeto de varias investigaciones.
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Puerto Ricans identify themselves on census in greater numbers as black ... - Winnipeg Free Press Tweet this news
Winnipeg Free Press---SAN JUAN-, -Puerto Rico- - The number of Puerto Ricans identifying themselves solely as black or American Indian jumped about 50 per cent in the last decade, according to new census figures that have surprised experts and islanders . - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:18:25 GMT+00:00
Bruno Mars: San Juan Suave - Just Jared Tweet this news
Just Jared--Bruno Mars puts his moves on a beautiful young Puerto Rican woman while filming scenes for his newest music video, on Saturday (March 26) in -San Juan-, -Puerto Rico-. The 25-year-old singer finished all of the dates on his European tour after - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:56:36 GMT+00:00
Teen Airlifted From Carnival Cruise Ship - WESH Orlando Tweet this news
WESH Orlando---SAN JUAN-, -PUERTO RICO- -- A US Coats Guard crew rescued a 14-year-old boy who was suffering from internal bleeding while on board a cruise ship late Monday night. The ship was about 30 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Rico when the capt - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:22:52 GMT+00:00
Puerto Rico's jobless rate rises to 16 pct - Fox News Tweet this news
Fox News---San Juan- - Unemployment in -Puerto Rico- rose 0.2 percent last month to 16 percent, the Department of Labor and Human Resources said Tuesday. The absolute number of unemployed in February stood at 203000, the department said. ... - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:00:09 GMT+00:00
Puerto Rico gov. says island's status will be put to a vote - Fox News Tweet this news
Fox News---San Juan- - Gov. Luis Fortuño announced Monday that he wants to call -Puerto- Ricans to the polls twice in the space of a little more than a year to vote on the island's status, but the details of his plan were immediately rejected by the - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:20:10 GMT+00:00
Broadway Boxing Fight Report - Tweet this news (2-0, 2 KO's) from -San Juan-, -Puerto Rico- and the 2008 Olympics, knocked down Page with a crisp right hand in the opening round. Page (1-2) was slowly being broken down and soon began bleeding with his nose. He went down aga - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:42:06 GMT+00:00
Popular Sponsors Historic Sheldon Good & Company Auction in Puerto Rico - Tweet this news Uribe, Managing Director of Sheldon Good and Company's -San Juan- office, said, “This is the first auction of its kind in -Puerto Rico-, not a foreclosure, giving the buyer the right to choose the residence they want start - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:50:14 GMT+00:00
Puerto Ricans should pay federal income taxes - Daily Caller Tweet this news
Daily Caller--Congress should not allow Puerto Ricans to continue taking advantage of the US's benefits. Puerto Ricans need to contribute their fair share to the US Treasury. Francisco A. Rullan, born and raised in -San Juan-, -Puerto Rico-, is Regio - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:41:34 GMT+00:00
Taste of Rum 2011 Festival Attracts Record Crowd; Strengthens Position as One ... - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)---SAN JUAN-, -Puerto Rico-, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking at the success of this past weekend's 2011 Taste of Rum Festival in San Juan, one thing is obvious - rum is more than just a drink. It is also a - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:17:28 GMT+00:00
Transparency group says Puerto Rico's nonvoting US House delegate biggest ... - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--By AP, Tuesday, March 22, 6:37 PM -SAN JUAN-, -Puerto Rico- � Puerto Rico's nonvoting congressional delegate was the biggest spender last year in the US House of Representatives, a nonpartisan foundation says. Pedro Pierluisi claimed - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:50:30 GMT+00:00

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Race - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 2000 Census
Race Population % of Total
White 306,603 67.7%
Black/African American 50,102 13.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,204 0.5%
Asian 2,002 0.5%
Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islander 133 0.0%
Some other race 38,254 8.1%
Two or more races 22,660 8.4%

Professional teams :
Club Sport League Venue
Cangrejeros de Santurce Baseball Puerto Rico Baseball League Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Cangrejeros de Santurce Basketball Baloncesto Superior Nacional José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum or Mario "Quijote" Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo.
Atléticos de San Juan Football/Balompié (Soccer) Puerto Rico Soccer League Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
Academia Quintana Football/Balompié (Soccer) Puerto Rico Soccer League Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
San Juan United Football/Balompié (Soccer) Puerto Rico Soccer League Second Division Sixto Escobar Stadium.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

State capital: San Juan
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Pan American Games host cities

1951: Buenos Aires * 1955: Mexico City * 1959: Chicago * 1963: São Paulo * 1967: Winnipeg * 1971: Cali * 1975: Mexico City * 1979: San Juan * 1983: Caracas * 1987: Indianapolis * 1991: Havana * 1995: Mar del Plata * 1999: Winnipeg * 2003: Santo Domingo * 2007: Rio de Janeiro * '2011: Guadalajara * '2015: Toronto

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