Yauco is known as "El Pueblo del Café" (coffee city). Yauco was founded in February 29, 1756 by Fernando Pacheco. Yauco derives its name from a name given by the Indians to a river close by, Coayuco River.
Yauco is located in the southern coast of the island, south of Maricao, Lares and Adjuntas; east of Sabana Grande and Guánica; and west of Guayanilla.
The surrounding areas produces sugar, coffee, tobacco, cotton and oranges. Yauco also produces textiles and other light manufactures.
There are many well-known "yaucanos", among them: Amaury Veray Torregrosa, José Enamorado Cuesta, Franciso Lluch Mora, Loaiza Cordero, Amelia Agostini, Carmelo Filardi, and Franciso Mattei.
|Land Area:||177 sq km (68.3 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||0.62 sq mi|
|Density:||261.3 per sq km (679.1 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$6,434|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Pueblo de gestas gloriosas...|
|Wards:||Aguas Blancas, Algarrobo, Almácigo Alto, Almácigo Bajo, Barina, Caimito, Collores, Diego Hernández, Duey, Frailes, Jácana, Naranjo, Pueblo, Quebradas, Ranchera, Río Prieto, Rubias, Sierra Alta, Susúa Alta, Susúa Baja and Vegas.|
|Driving Distance:||95.7 miles *|
|Driving Time:||2 hours, 14 minutes *|
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