Villalba, Puerto Rico

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Villalba, Puerto Rico

Nickname(s): Ciudad de los Avancinos", "Ciudad del Gandul", "Ciudad de los Lagos", "Ciudad del Cooperativismo
Location within the island of Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°07′38″N 66°29′32″W / 18.1272°N 66.4922°W / 18.1272; -66.4922Coordinates: 18°07′38″N 66°29′32″W / 18.1272°N 66.4922°W / 18.1272; -66.4922
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded 1917
 • Mayor Hon. Waldemar Rivera Torres (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist. 6 Guayama
 • Representative dist. 26
 • 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)
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).