San Juan (Puerto Rico)
San Juan is the capital of the U.S. foreign territory Puerto Rico, an associate with the United States island state. The city is located in the northeast of the island. It has 395 326 inhabitants in the city proper and 2,478,905 as agglomeration ( 2010 census ). San Juan is the largest city in Puerto Rico, the most important seaport and the industrial, economic, cultural and tourist center of the island.
San Juan was founded in 1521 by the Spaniards. Since 1983 is the Old San Juan in the list of UNESCO world heritage.
The University of Puerto Rico, the largest in the country, here is relocating
The San Juan (Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín ) International Airport is located about 5 km south-east of the city in Carolina.
San Juan since 2005 it has a metro line from Bayamón after Sagrado Corazón.
Since 1998, the major international road race World's Best 10K over 10 km will be held in San Juan.
San Juan competed for the 2004 Olympic Games, but did not reach the round of five candidate cities.
Sons and daughters of the town
The list provides an overview of major, born in present-day San Juan personalities. Whether the people had their future spheres in San Juan or not is irrelevant. Many have moved away by their families and elsewhere became known. The list is not exhaustive.
- José Julián Acosta (1825-1891), journalist
- Juan Tizol (1900-1984), musician
- José Ferrer (1912-1992), actor
- Daniel Santos (1916-1992), singer and composer
- Awilda Carbia (1938-2009), actress
- Raúl Juliá (1940-1994), actor
- Giovanni Hidalgo ( born 1963 ), percussionist
- Gigi Fernández (born 1964 ), tennis player
- Benicio del Toro (born 1967 ), actor
- John McLellan ( born 1968 ), jazz drummer
- Carlos Ponce (born 1972 ), actor
- Tego Calderón (born 1972 ), rapper
- Fres Oquendo (born 1973 ), boxer
- Roselyn Sánchez (born 1973 ), actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1993 and 1994
- Luis " Funky " Marrero ( born 1974 ), rapper
- Joaquin Raphael Bottom ( * 1974 ), better known as actor Joaquin Phoenix
- Miguel Zenón (born 1976 ), jazz musician
- Carly Colón ( born 1979 ), wrestler, better known as Carlito
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