Carolina, Puerto Rico

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Carolina
Municipio Autónomo de Carolina
Buildings along Isla Verde Ave. in Carolina
Buildings along Isla Verde Ave. in Carolina
Flag of Carolina
Coat of arms of Carolina
Nicknames: 
"Tierra de Gigantes"
Spanish for "Land of Giants"
"El Pueblo de los Tumba Brazos"
Spanish for "Arm Hackers Town"
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Carolina Municipality
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Carolina Municipality
Coordinates: 18°24′22″N 65°58′2″W / 18.40611°N 65.96722°W / 18.40611; -65.96722Coordinates: 18°24′22″N 65°58′2″W / 18.40611°N 65.96722°W / 18.40611; -65.96722
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Founded1857
Barrios
Government
 • MayorJose C. Aponte Dalmau (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist.38, 39, 40
Area
 • Total60.34 sq mi (156.29 km2)
 • Land45.3 sq mi (117.4 km2)
 • Water15.02 sq mi (38.89 km2)
Elevation
52 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total154,815
 • Density2,600/sq mi (990/km2)
Demonym(s)Carolinenses
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
ZIP Codes
00979, 00982, 00983, 00985, 00987, 00981, 00984, 00986, 00988
Area code(s)787/939
Major routesPR primary 26.svg PR urban primary 3.svg PR urban primary 8.svg PR urban primary 187.svg PR secondary 185.svg Ellipse sign 190.svg
Toll plate yellow.svg Toll plate yellow.svg
PR primary 17.svg PR primary 66.svg
Websitewww.municipiocarolina.com

Carolina (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾoˈlina]) is a city on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is east of the capital San Juan. It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Puerto Rico's main airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bureau, US Census. "PUERTO RICO: 2020 Census". The United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-08-25.