Carolina, Puerto Rico

municipality in Puerto Rico

Carolina (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾoˈlina]) is a city on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is east of the capital San Juan. It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Puerto Rico's main airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

Carolina
Municipio Autónomo de Carolina
Buildings along Isla Verde Ave. in Carolina
Buildings along Isla Verde Ave. in Carolina
Flag of Carolina
Coat of arms of Carolina
Nicknames: 
"Tierra de Gigantes"
Spanish for "Land of Giants"
"El Pueblo de los Tumba Brazos"
Spanish for "Arm Hackers Town"
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Carolina Municipality
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Carolina Municipality
Coordinates: 18°24′22″N 65°58′2″W / 18.40611°N 65.96722°W / 18.40611; -65.96722
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Founded1857
Barrios
Government
 • MayorJose C. Aponte Dalmau (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist.38, 39, 40
Area
 • Total60.34 sq mi (156.29 km2)
 • Land45.3 sq mi (117.4 km2)
 • Water15.02 sq mi (38.89 km2)
Elevation
52 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total154,815
 • Density2,600/sq mi (990/km2)
DemonymCarolinenses
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
ZIP Codes
00979, 00982, 00983, 00985, 00987, 00981, 00984, 00986, 00988
Area code787/939
Major routes

Websitewww.municipiocarolina.com

References

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  1. Bureau, US Census. "PUERTO RICO: 2020 Census". The United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-08-25.