Patillas is known as "La Esmeralda del Sur" (emerald of the south), because of its green mountains. Patillas was founded in 1811.
Patillas is located in the southeastern coast, south of San Lorenzo; west of Yabucoa and Maunabo; and east of Guayama and Arroyo.
The surrounding areas produces sugar cane and oranges.
There are many well-known "patillenses", among them: Angelita Lind.
|Land Area:||125 sq km (47.3 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||28.62 sq mi|
|Density:||163.9 per sq km (426.0 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$5,950|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Wards:||Apeadero, Bajo, Cacao Alto, Cacao Bajo, Egozcue, Guardarraya, Jacaboa, Jagual, Mamey, Marín, Mulas, Muñoz Rivera, Pollos, Pueblo, Quebrada Arriba and Ríos.|
|Driving Distance:||59.6 miles *|
|Driving Time:||1 hour, 31 minutes *|
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