Naguabo is known as "El Pueblo de los Enchumbaos" (the town of the soaked ones). Naguabo was founded in July 15, 1821. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Naguabo.
Naguabo is located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras.
There are many well-known "naguabeños", among them: Pedro C. Timohee, Orlando Rodríguez Cabreras, Arturo Gallardo Woods, former first lady Inés María Mendoza, composer Pedro Flores, comedian Ramon del Rivero "Diplo", singer Carmen Delia Dipini, and Tito Henriquez.
|Land Area:||134 sq km (51.7 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||20.57 sq mi|
|Density:||175.6 per sq km (456.7 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$6,960|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Hacia el este de las Islas Antillanas...|
|Coordinates:||Latitude 18° 00' 00" N Longitude 65°00'00" W|
|Barrios (Districts/Wards):||Cubuy, Daguao, Duque, Húcares, Santiago y Lima, Maizales, Mariana, Peña Pobre, Pueblo, and Río Blanco.|
|Driving Distance:||34.9 miles *|
|Driving Time:||1 hour, 19 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Festival de Diplo - June
- Festival del Chapin - June
- Fiestas del Carmen - July
- Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Virgen del Rosario - October
Every year, Naguabo celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 874-3040
- Semana de Pedro Flores - March
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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