17 Sassy Facts About San Juan

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 17 facts about San Juan!

Geographical stats…

  1. San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced San hwahn.
  3. The total land area of San Juan is 876 square miles (2,269 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s larger than Greater London…
  5. …it also makes it Puerto Rico’s largest city.
  6. San Juan’s population was 2,463,000 in 2015…
  7. …that’s around 1/4 of the population of Greater London…
  8. …and gives it a population density of around 2,812 residents per square mile.
  9. San Juan is located 26 ft above sea level.
  10. Residents of San Juan are known as Sanjuaneros.
  11. 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!
  12. Looking to fly yourself to San Juan? You’ll need the coordinates of 18.4500° N, 66.0667° W.
  13. 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!

Social intricacies

  1. The official languages of San Juan are Spanish and English.
  2. United States Dollar is the official currency here.
  3. 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.

Bonus Fact!

  1. 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!

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