Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico

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Puerta de Tierra in the East of Old San Juan

Puerta de Tierra is a "sub-barrio" occupying the eastern portion of the barrio of Old San Juan in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1899 5,453 —    
1910 10,836 +98.7%
1920 15,716 +45.0%
1930 11,936 −24.1%
1935 13,356 +11.9%
1940 11,480 −14.0%
1950 9,114 −20.6%
1960 8,075 −11.4%
1970 6,143 −23.9%
1980 5,522 −10.1%
1990 5,366 −2.8%
2000 4,135 −22.9%
Populations of military and naval reserves are not included from 1899 through 1940.

Puerta de Tierra conforms the eastern portion of the Islet of San Juan and its connected to the mainland by bridges and a causeway. Puerta de Tierra is the site of many of Puerto Rico's government buildings. With a 2000 census population of 4,135 and a land area of 0.60 sq. miles (1.55 km²), Puerta de Tierra is the largest and most populous sub-barrio of Old San Juan.

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Coordinates: 18°27′42″N 66°05′47″W / 18.46167°N 66.09639°W / 18.46167; -66.09639