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Las Marías

Municipio de Las Marías
Town and Municipality
Sign for Las Marías on Puerto Rico Highway 129
Sign for Las Marías on Puerto Rico Highway 129
Flag of Las Marías
Coat of arms of Las Marías
Coat of arms
"Pueblo de la China Dulce", "Ciudad de los Cítricos"
Anthem: "Por tus montes y tus aguas cristalinas"
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Las Marías Municipality
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Las Marías Municipality
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Founded July 1, 1871
 • Total 46.51 sq mi (120.5 km2)
 • Land 46.36 sq mi (120.1 km2)
 • Water .11 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Total 8,874
 • Density 190.798/sq mi (73.667/km2)
Demonym(s) Marieños
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 787/939
Major routes PR secondary 106.svg PR secondary 108.svg PR secondary 119.svg PR secondary 120.svg PR secondary 124.svg

Las Marías is a town and municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Maricao; southeast of Añasco; south of San Sebastián; east of Mayagüez; and west of Lares. Las Marías is spread over 13 barrios and Las Marías Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city).


Las Marías was founded in July 1, 1872. Don Benito Recio and Moreno were the acting mayor during the foundation process.



  • Alto Sano
  • Anones
  • Bucarabones
  • Buena Vista
  • Cerrote
  • Chamorro
  • Espino
  • Furnias
  • Las Marías Pueblo
  • Maravilla Este
  • Maravilla Norte
  • Maravilla Sur
  • Naranjales
  • Palma Escrita
  • Purísima Concepción
  • Río Cañas


  • River: Río Grande de Añasco (also known as Río Guacio),


Landmarks and places of interest

  • Barrietos Cavern
  • Fronteras Hacienda
  • Planell Hacienda
  • Rullán Hacienda
  • San Calisto Hacienda
  • San Carlos Plaza

Paco Gaztambide Sugar Mill Ruins Las Canadindias


Festivals and events

  • Orange Festival - March
  • Foundation of the Town - March
  • Paso Fino Festival - June
  • Matron Festivities - December
  • Dia De Los Reyes - January



The flag is divided by an imaginary diagonal line whose ends are the superior left angle of the flag and the opposite lower angle. The superior part is yellow and the lower half is green. The yellow portion represents the sun bathing the town and the green portion represents the nature and vegetation of the municipality.

Coat of Arms

The shield is divided into six parts with three in silver and three in blue. A "María" tree (Callophylum brasiliense antillum), with a pair of coffee tree branches to the sides of its trunk, adorns each silver part. The monogram and crown of Nuestra Señora la Santísima Virgen de Plata is placed in the top center portion of the shield. The shield's border is red with a broken chain at the bottom. Above the shield resides three tower crown in gold.




  • Manufacturing: clothing.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 11,279
1910 10,046 −10.9%
1920 10,736 6.9%
1930 8,881 −17.3%
1940 9,626 8.4%
1950 10,807 12.3%
1960 9,237 −14.5%
1970 7,841 −15.1%
1980 8,747 11.6%
1990 9,306 6.4%
2000 11,061 18.9%
2010 9,881 −10.7%
2020 8,874 −10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1899 (shown as 1900) 1910-1930
1930-1950 1960-2000 2010 2020


There are 13 bridges in Las Marías.

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