Villalba, Puerto Rico

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Villalba, Puerto Rico
Flag of Villalba, Puerto Rico
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Nickname(s): Ciudad de los Avancinos", "Ciudad del Gandul", "Ciudad de los Lagos", "Ciudad del Cooperativismo
Location within the island of Puerto Rico
Location within the island of Puerto Rico
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded in 1917
Government
 • Mayor Hon. Waldemar Rivera Torres (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist. 6 Guayama
 • Representative dist. 26
Area
 • Total 37.69 sq mi (97.61 km2)
 • Land 37 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Gentilic Villalbeños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) websites (UTC-4)
Anthem – "A las orillas del Río Jacaguas"

Villalba (vee-YAHL-bah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico. It is in the central region, northeast of Juana Díaz; south of Orocovis; and west of Coamo. Villalba is spread over 6 wards and Villalba Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city).