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Maunabo is known as "La Ciudad Tranquila" or "La Ciudad de los Jueyeros". Maunabo was founded in 1799. Maunabo derives its name from an Taino Indian river name "Manatabón".

The Maunabo Lighthouse located on Punta Tuna, was built by the Spaniards in 1892.

Maunabo is located in the southeastern coast, northeast of Patillas and south of Yabucoa. The annual precipitation is approximately 80 inches and the average temperature is 78F.

The surrounding areas produces sugar cane and fruits.

There are many well-known "maunabeños", among them: Rafael Dominguez, Gilberto Martorel, Maria Bodvin, Lios Gugo Suarez, and Jose G. Sugranes.

Maunabo is made up of 9 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Calzada
  • Emajagua
  • Lizas
  • Matuyas Alto
  • Matuyas Bajo
  • Palo Seco
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Talante

Things to See and Do In Maunabo

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Festivals and Events

  • Feria de la Caña - April
  • Festival de Navidad - December
  • Festival Jueyero - September
  • Festival Palo Seco - November
  • Fiestas Patronales San Pedro y San Isidro Labrador - June
  • Maraton Ano Viejo - December
  • Maraton Pablo Ramirez - February


Maunabo Flag Maunabo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Maunabo pueblito del sureste de mi amada patria Borinqun...


There are 8 public schools in Maunabo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

11,819 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 21.07 sq mi

Density: 580.2 per sq mi

Median Age: 38.1

Economics *

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

Median household income: $18,446
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 56.20 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 263.2

Persons per household: 3.23

High school grad or higher: 63.6%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0072° N, 65.8993° W

Zip Code: 00707

Driving Distance from San Juan: 53.3 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico was first enumerated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. War Department in 1899. Puerto Rico has been included as part of the decennial census since 1910. The Census Bureau conducted the first economic census in Puerto Rico in 1909.