Oriente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Barrio of Oriente
Location of Oriente shown in yellow.
Location of Oriente shown in yellow.
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality  San Juan
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)
 • Land 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 34,799
 • Density 19,979.1/sq mi (7,713.97/km2)
  2000 census
Main article: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Oriente is a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and before 1951 it was part of the former municipality of Rio Piedras. According to Census 2000, it had a population of 34,799, a land area of 1.74 (4.51 km²), and it was the second most densely populated barrio of San Juan with 19,979.1 inhabitants per square miles (7,713.97 km²), closely behind Hato Rey Central barrio.

It is surrounded by the barrios of Sabana Llana Norte to the East, Sabana Llana Sur to the South, Hato Rey Central and Hato Rey Norte to the West, and with Santurce barrio and the "San Jose Lagoon" to the North.


Oriente is subdivided into 3 "sub-barrios" or sectores:

  • Borínquen
  • López Sicardó
  • San José

Coordinates: 18°24′52″N 66°02′05″W / 18.41444°N 66.03472°W / 18.41444; -66.03472