geographical name \ˌbī-ä-ˈmōn\

Definition of BAYAMÓN

city NE cen Puerto Rico pop 224,004


geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Municipality (pop., 2000: 224,044), northeastern Puerto Rico, part of the metropolitan area of San Juan. Puerto Rico's first settlement, Caparra, was founded nearby in 1508 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. Established as a town in 1772, it is now a manufacturing centre for clothing, furniture, automotive parts, and metal products. Educational institutions include Bayamón Central University.


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