is a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Santurce is one of the top ten most populated areas of the island holding Miramar
, Isla Grande
, Barrio Obrero
, and Condado
as main cultural hot spots for art, music, cuisine, fashion, hotels, technology, multimedia, film, textile and startups.
The 2000 U.S. Census
recorded a total population of 94,067 people living in an area of 5.24 square miles (13.57 km²), it is the most populous borough (barrio
) in Puerto Rico and one of the most densely populated
areas of San Juan at 17,951.7 residents per square mile (6,931.2/km²).
Geographically speaking, Santurce is a peninsula
that is attached to the mainland in the east, where it borders with the Isla Verde
district of Carolina
. It is 7.6 km long from west to east, and up to 3.0 km wide in the eastern part.
The peninsula is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, with more than five km of beaches from the Condado
peninsula in the west, to a point 600 m east of "Punta Las Marías", where it borders on the Isla Verde area, and "Laguna San José" and its northern embayment
, "Laguna Los Corozos" to the east.
To the south by the Martín Peña Channel, and the northern barrios of former municipio Río Piedras
(Hato Rey Norte, Hato Rey Central, Oriente),and to the west with the "Bahia of San Juan", where three bridges, "Puente Dos Hermanos" (Ave. Ashford), "Puente G.... Read More