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Sabana Grande

(sah-BAH-nah GRAHN-de)

Sabana Grande is known as La Ciudad de los Petateros and El Pueblo de los Prodigios (town of prodigies). Sabana Grande was founded in 1813 by Pedro de Acosta.

Sabana Grande (Photo: Jose L. Capre)

Sabana Grande is located north of Lajas and Guánica; south of Maricao; east of San Germán; and west of Yauco. The annual precipitation is approximately 560 inches and the average temperature is 75F.

The surrounding areas produces sugar cane.

There are many well-known sabaneños, among them:

  • Augusto Malaret
  • Manuel Quevedo Baez
  • Fidel Velez,
  • Domingo Rosado
  • Triburcio de la Espada
  • Angel M. Saavedra
  • Adalberto Rodriguez

Sabana Grande is made up of 8 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Machuchal
  • Pueblo
  • Rayo
  • Rincón
  • Santana
  • Susúa
  • Tabonuco
  • La Torre

Things to See and Do In Sabana Grande

Want to know what to see and do in Sabana Grande? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival del Petate - December
    (787) 873-2060
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Isidro Labrador - May
    Every year, Sabana Grande celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 873-2060
  • Maraton Virgen del Pozo - May


Sabana Grande Flag Sabana Grande Coat of Arms

Anthem: Sabana Grande, ciudad petatera...


There are 10 public schools in Sabana Grande, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

24,487 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 35.83 sq mi

Density: 705.1 per sq mi

Median Age: 37.9

Economics *

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

Median household income: $16,458
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 49.70 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 305.8

Persons per household: 3.15

High school grad or higher: 68.3%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0797° N, 66.9608° W

Zip Code: 00637

Driving Distance from San Juan: 105.8 miles

Driving Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Did You Know?

The Camuy River is the third longest underwater river in the world.