San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

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San Lorenzo (Spanish pronunciation: [san loˈɾenθo], Saint Lawrence) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the eastern central region, north of Patillas and Yabucoa; south of Gurabo; east of Caguas and Cayey; and west of Juncos and Las Piedras. San Lorenzo is spread over 10 wards and San Lorenzo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

San Lorenzo is called El Pueblo de los Samaritanos or La Tierra de Leyendas, The surrounding areas produce tobacco and sugar cane.



San Lorenzo was founded in 1811 by Valeriano Muñoz de Oneca. Its original name was San Miguel de Hato Grande.


The flag of San Lorenzo is divided in four rectangles of equal size, two rectangles are yellow and the other two are stripped with red and yellow stripes.

Coat of arms

The grill is the traditional symbol of San Lorenzo, deacon and martyr, patron of the town, because in a grill he underwent the martyrdom, slowly burned to death. The hill or mountain represent the Gregorio Hill, which dominates the San Lorenzo panorama. The cross is one of the heraldic attributes of San Miguel Arcángel.

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