Ponce, Puerto Rico

city and municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico

Ponce is the second largest city in Puerto Rico outside of the San Juan metropolitan area.[1] It is in the southern part of the island. 186,475 people live there. It is also called La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South) and La Ciudad Señorial de Puerto Rico (Majestic city of Puerto Rico).

Coat of arms

The city was named after Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the grandson of Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León.


  1. "Puerto Rico - Ponce, Puerto Rico". Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2007-06-16.

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Coordinates: 18°00′N 66°37′W