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.

View of Las Piedras from San Lorenzo (Photo: Charlie Zayas)

Las Piedras is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Arenas
  • Boquerón
  • Ceiba
  • Collores
  • Montones
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada
  • Tejas

Things to See and Do In Las Piedras

Want to know what to see and do in Las Piedras? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Guiro - March
  • Festival Tpico Cultural - April
  • Fiestas de Cruz - May
  • Fiestas de la Juventud - July
  • Festival Tpico - September
  • Festival del Lechon Asao - November
  • 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.


Anthem: Somos de la Ribera...


There are 14 public schools in Las Piedras, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

38,946 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 33.88 sq mi

Density: 1141.5 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.2

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $18,632
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 49.00 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 479.6

Persons per household: 3.15

High school grad or higher: 71.5%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1831° N, 65.8664° W

Zip Code: 00771

Driving Distance from San Juan: 28.1 miles

Driving Time: 59 minutes


Did You Know?

Contrary to popular belief the Puerto Rican flag is not based on the American Flag, but the Cuban flag. Puerto Rico adopted the same flag design, which was unveiled in 1895. In 1952, the blue field was changed from a light blue to a darker blue, like the American flag.