Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Aerial view of Fajardo's basin

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Nickname(s): "Los Cariduros", "La Metrópolis del Sol Naciente"
Anthem: "Fajardo que aquí en el oriente"
Location of Fajardo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°19′33″N 65°39′09″W / 18.32583°N 65.6525°W / 18.32583; -65.6525Coordinates: 18°19′33″N 65°39′09″W / 18.32583°N 65.6525°W / 18.32583; -65.6525
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded 1772
Government
 • Mayor Hon. Aníbal Meléndez Rivera (NPP)
 • Senatorial dist. 8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist. 36
Area
 • Total 60.41 sq mi (156.45 km2)
 • Land 31 sq mi (81 km2)
 • Water 29.13 sq mi (75.45 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 36,993
 • Density 612.409/sq mi (236.453/km2)
Demonym Fajardeños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip Code 00738, 00740

Fajardo (fah-HAHR-do) is a small but popular city in Puerto Rico in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo.Fajardo is spread over 7 wards and Fajardo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

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