Naranjito is known as "La Ciudad de los Colores" (the town of colors). Naranjito was founded on December 3, 1824 by Braulio Morales. Derives its name from the large quantity of orange trees ("naranjas") grown in the town.

Naranjito is located in the central region of the island, south of Toa Alta; north of Barranquitas and Comerío; east of Corozal; and west of Bayamón.

Land Area: 73 sq km (27.7 sq mi)
Water Area: 0.54 sq mi
Population: 31,417
Density: 406.9 per sq km (1,072.5 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 9,758
Housing Density: 359.4
Per Capita Income: $5,634
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Naranjito es mi hogar predilecto...
Wards: Achiote, Anones, Cedro Abajo, Cedro Arriba, Guadiana, Lomas, Nuevo and Pueblo.
Driving Distance: 26.9 miles *
Driving Time: 55 minutes *

Festivals and Events

  • Festival de Arte y Cultura de San Antonio - June
  • Festival San Antonio - June
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Miguel Arcangel - September

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

On July 25, 1996 the U.S. government recognized Puerto Rican citizenship. In, 1994, Juan Mari Bras renounced his U.S. citizenship before a consular agent in the US Embassy of Venezuela for Puerto Rican citizenship.