A municipality on the north coast of the island known as the “Villa del Capitán Correa”, in honor of the heroic deed of Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who defended the Town of Arecibo from the attack of the English in 1702. The Spanish crown decorated him with the Royal Effigy medal and promoted him to captain.
This town, of flat lands, has a territorial extension of 127 square miles. Its lands are part of the Carso area, characterized by the presence of caves, sinkholes and mogotes on its surface.
Arecibo has 100,131 inhabitants, according to the 2000 federal census, and is divided into 19 neighborhoods: Arecibo pueblo, Arenalejos, Arrozal, Cambalache, Carreras, Domingo Ruiz, Dominguito, Esperanza, Factor, Garrochales, Hato Abajo, Hato Arriba, Hato Viejo, Islote, Miraflores, Río Arriba, Sabana Hoyos, Santana and Tanamá.
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