Aguadilla–Isabela–San Sebastián metropolitan area

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Map of Puerto Rico highlighting the Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Aguadilla–Isabela–San Sebastián metropolitan area is a United States Census Bureau defined metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in northwestern Puerto Rico. A July 1, 2009, Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 342,495, a 9.56% increase over the 2000 census figure of 312,602.[1]

Aguadilla–Isabela–San Sebastián is the second-largest metropolitan area (by population) in Puerto Rico after San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo and is the fastest growing MSA in the Commonwealth.

Municipalities[edit]

A total of eight municipalities (Spanish: municipios) are included as part of the Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2] They are:

This metropolitan area is known for its beaches and attracts surfers and tourists. Rincón is particularly famous for this reason. Aguadilla has one of the primary airports on the island. Its history is rich because it is believed Columbus landed around this area and the Grito de Lares revolution started here.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 3. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-03)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  2. ^ "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses (OMB Bulletin 08 - 01)" (PDF). 2007 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-11-20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10.