San Juan


San Juan

geographical name \san-ˈwän, ˌsän-ˈhwän\

Definition of SAN JUAN

river 360 miles (579 kilometers) SW Colorado, NW New Mexico, & SE Utah flowing W into Colorado River
city & port NE Puerto Rico, its pop 395,326
city S Texas near the Mexican border pop 33,856
city W Argentina N of Mendoza pop 106,564
San Jua·ne·ro \ˌsan-wä-ˈner-(ˌ)ō, -ˈhwä-\ noun

Rhymes with SAN JUAN

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San Juan

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: metro. area, 421,958), seaport, and capital of Puerto Rico. It was visited in 1508 by Juan Ponce de León and founded in the early 16th century by the Spanish. It became heavily fortified and was a starting point for expeditions to unknown parts of the New World. Several times it was attacked by the British, including Francis Drake in 1595. In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, San Juan fell to the U.S. The city expanded rapidly in the 20th century and is one of the major ports and tourist resorts of the West Indies. Industries include petroleum and sugar refining, brewing, and distilling. San Juan is the commonwealth's financial capital and many U.S. banks and corporations maintain offices there. El Morro and San Cristóbal fortifications are among the city's historic remnants.


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