Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 17 facts about San Juan!
- San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced San hwahn.
- The total land area of San Juan is 876 square miles (2,269 square kilometres)…
- …that’s larger than Greater London…
- …it also makes it Puerto Rico’s largest city.
- San Juan’s population was 2,463,000 in 2015…
- …that’s around 1/4 of the population of Greater London…
- …and gives it a population density of around 2,812 residents per square mile.
- San Juan is located 26 ft above sea level.
- Residents of San Juan are known as Sanjuaneros.
- Sanjuaneros enjoy a tropical monsoon climate with rain throughout much of the year, an average annual temperature of 27°C, a record high of 37°C and a record low of 16°C!
- Looking to fly yourself to San Juan? You’ll need the coordinates of 18.4500° N, 66.0667° W.
- Make sure you visit Old San Juan if you’re in San Juan; as the same suggests, it’s the old part of the city and also happens to be the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico and a UNESCO World Heritage Site! It’s full of beautifully colourful homes, some of which date back to 1521!
- The official languages of San Juan are Spanish and English.
- United States Dollar is the official currency here.
- Puerto Rico welcomed 3,200,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited San Juan for its stunning beaches, rich history and sophisticated-yet-lively, nightlife.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in San Juan? You can make cheap calls to San Juan with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 001787.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in San Juan, head over to the El Nuevo Dia website – be warned, it’s in Spanish!