Fajardo, Puerto Rico

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Aerial view of Fajardo's basin
Aerial view of Fajardo's basin
Flag of Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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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
Location of Fajardo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°19′33″N 65°39′09″W / 18.32583°N 65.65250°W / 18.32583; -65.65250Coordinates: 18°19′33″N 65°39′09″W / 18.32583°N 65.65250°W / 18.32583; -65.65250
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1772
Government
 • MayorHon. Aníbal Meléndez Rivera (NPP)
 • Senatorial dist.8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist.36
Area
 • Total60.41 sq mi (156.45 km2)
 • Land31 sq mi (81 km2)
 • Water29.13 sq mi (75.45 km2)
Population
(2010)
 • Total36,993
 • Density610/sq mi (240/km2)
Demonym(s)Fajardeños
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
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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