Las Piedras
(lahs pee-AI-drahs)

Las Piedras known as "La Ciudad de los Artesanos" (artesian city). Las Piedras was founded in 1773.

Las Piedras is located in the center region of the island, north of Yabucoa; south of Canóvanas and Río Grande; east of Juncos and San Lorenzo; and west of Naguabo and Humacao.

Land Area: 86 sq km (43.4 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.00 sq mi
Population: 32,705
Density: 305.7 per sq km (794.5 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 12,421
Housing Density: 366.6
Per Capita Income: $6,427
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Somos de la Ribera...
Wards: Arenas, Boquerón, Ceiba, Collores, Montones, Pueblo, Quebrada, and Tejas.
Driving Distance: 28.1 miles *
Driving Time: 59 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Guiro - March
  • Festival del Lechon Asao - November
  • Festival Tipico Cultural - April
  • Festival Tipico - September
  • Fiestas de Cruz - May
  • Fiestas de la Juventud - July
  • Fiestas Patronales Nuestra Senora de Asuncion - December
    Every year, Las Piedras celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 733-8182

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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