Juncos
(HOON-kos)

Juncos is known as "Los Mulos del Valenciano". Juncos was founded on August 3, 1792.

Juncos is located in the eastern central region of the island, south of Canóvanas and Carolina; southeast of Gurabo; east of San Lorenzo; and west of Las Piedras. Its rivers are: Gurabo and Valenciano.

The surrounding area produces sugar cane, coffee, fruits, and tobacco.

There are many well-known "junqueños", among them: Clemente Pereda.

Land Area: 68 sq km (26.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.01 sq mi
Population: 42,087
Density: 539.2 per sq km (1,402.0 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 13,064
Housing Density: 491.4
Per Capita Income: $6,369
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Juncos Mi Bello París
Wards: Caimito, Ceiba Norte, Ceiba Sur, Gurabo Abajo, Gurabo Arriba, Lirios, Mamey, Pueblo, Valenciano Abajo and Valenciano Arriba.
Driving Distance: 21.9 miles *
Driving Time: 48 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Fiestas Patronales Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria - December
    Every year, Juncos celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 734-0335 or (787) 734-0336

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

The term "china" originated from a brand of oranges that came to Puerto Rico in the 19th century, advertised as names "Naranjas de la China/Oranges from China" China in PR is the color orange and the fruit. naranja, which is used for oranges in most Spanish speaking countries, only refers to the bitter orange in Puerto Rico.