Vega Alta

  (VAI-gah AHL-tah)

Vega Alta is known as "El Pueblo de los Ñangotaos" (town of squaters). Vega Alta was founded in 1775 by Francisco de los Olivos.

Vega Alta is located in the northern coast of the island, north of Morovis and Corozal; east of Vega Baja; and west of Dorado.

Land Area: 73 sq km (28.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 9.76 sq mi
Population: 38,601
Density: 520.7 per sq km (1,353.9 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 13,526
Housing Density: 487.4
Per Capita Income: $7,356
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: En la costa norte de mi islita...
Wards: Bajura, Candelaria, Cienagueta, Espinosa, Maricao, Mavilla, Pueblo and Sabana.
Driving Distance: 27.9 miles *
Driving Time: 46 minutes *

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

The only succesfull attack against San Juan happened on June 15. The British Navy led by George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, conquered the island and held it for several months.