Gurabo, Puerto Rico


Gurabo

(goo-RAH-bo)

Gurabo is known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras" (city of the stairs). Gurabo was founded in 1815 by Luis del Carmen Echevarría.

The city is home the Universidad del Turabo (1972).

Gurabo is located in the central eastern region, north of San Lorenzo; south of Trujillo Alto; east of Caguas; and west of Carolina and Juncos; Its rivers are: Gurabo and Grande de Loíza.

Land Area: 73 sq km (28.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.44 sq mi
Population: 32,751
Density: 503.3 per sq km (1,312.2 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 12,854
Housing Density: 461.7
Per Capita Income: $8,819
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: En un valle rodeado por montañas nace un...
Wards: Celada, Hato Nuevo, Jaguar, Jaguas, Mamey, Masas, Navarro, Pueblo, Rincón and Santa Rita.
Driving Distance: 19.1 miles *
Driving Time: 44 minutes

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Puerto Rico used to have as many as 25 military installations.