Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Ponce is the second largest city in Puerto Rico outside of the San Juan metropolitan area.[1] It is in the southern part of the island. 186,475 people live there. It is also called La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South) and La Ciudad Señorial de Puerto Rico (Majestic city of Puerto Rico).

The city was named after Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the grandson of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León.

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Coordinates: 18°00′N 66°37′W