The capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan, which is located on the northern coast of the Island. San Juan was founded by Juan Ponce de León in 1521. It is among the oldest cities in America. San Juan is made up of several commercial districts and deep natural harbors. The harbors make it the busiest seaport in Puerto Rico.
San Juan is the most populated city in Puerto Rico. In 2010, San Juan had a population of 2,350,126 people living in the metropolitan area. In the urban areas, San Juan has 2,148,346 of people. The 2010 census shows that more and more Puerto Ricans are living in metropolitan areas. San Juan attracts many people from around Puerto Rico with economic activity.
San Juan has great tourist attractions to offer, from old Spanish buildings and forts dating back to the 17th and 16th century. Puerto Rico is also known for its beautiful caves and beaches. As it is a territory of the United States, travel to Puerto Rico is convenient for American citizens.
Throughout the year, San Juan enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with warm sunny days. Temperatures average around highs of 27 degree Celsius with lows of 22 degree Celsius. Rains are high in August and the dry months are from February to April. San Juan can be prone to hurricanes, particularly in August and November.
This page was last modified on November 22nd, 2017