Juana Diaz

(HWAH-nah DEE ahz)

Juana Díaz is known as "La Ciudad del Mabí" (mab city) and "La Ciudad de los Reyes y los Poetas" (city of kings and poets). Juana Díaz was founded in 1798. The civil government of this territory was established in April 25, 1798.

Juana Díaz is located in the southern coast of the island, south of Villalba; east of Ponce; and west of Coamo and Santa Isabel. Several rivers run through the Juana Díaz territory, among them: Jacaguas, Descalabrado, Inabón, Guayo and Cañas.


Juana Díaz (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Juana Díaz produces sugar cane and beige marble--one of the finest marbles in the world.

There are many well-known "juanadinos", among them: Luís Llorens Torres, Arturo Gomez Costa, Emilia Villaronga de Armstrong, Soledad Llorens Torres, tomas Carrion Maduro, Maria Braschi, Lic. Herminia Torres Garcia, Luis Felipe de Jesus, Cesareo Rosa-Nieves, Jose A. Romeu, Pedro Antornio Ocasio Bermudez, Herminuo Mercado, Jose Chen Izquierdo, eladio Vega, Ramon Tristani, Jr., and Victor Cotto.

Juana Diaz is made up of 13 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Amuelas
  • Callabo
  • Capitanejo
  • Cintrona
  • Collores
  • Guayabal
  • Jacaguas
  • Lomas
  • Pueblo
  • Río Cañas Abajo,
  • Río Cañas Arriba
  • Sabana Llana
  • Tijeras

Things to See and Do In Juana Diaz

Want to know what to see and do in Juana Diaz? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Festival Santos Reyes - January
  • Festival Sapo Toro - April
  • Mavi Carnival - April
    Juana Daz celebrates in April a mavi carnival, a fermented drink made from the bark of the ironwood (Colubrina reclinata) tree. The festivities include dances, food, parades and costumes.
  • Semana Llorensiana - May
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Ramon Nonato - September
    Every year, Juana Diaz celebrates a patron saint festival, San Pedro. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Fiestas Puertorriqueñas - December

Symbols

Juana Diaz Flag Juana Diaz's Coat of Arms

Anthem: Juanadinos, alcemos las voces...

Education

There are 25 public schools in Juana Diaz, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Juana Diaz is also home of 1 colleges and universities.

Climate

10 Day Forecast

Demographics *

50,747
Population
49,693 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 60.28 sq mi

Density: 841.9 per sq mi

Median Age: 34.4

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $17,139
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 53.10 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

17,252
Number of households
Housing units density: 332.1

Persons per household: 3.37

High school grad or higher: 70.6%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.0525° N, 66.5067° W

Zip Code: 00795

Driving Distance from San Juan: 69.5 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes


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