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Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Municipality Flag of San Juan, Puerto Rico.svg San Juan
 • Total 2.23 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 1.78 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.45 sq mi (1.2 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 31,374
 • Density 17,625.8/sq mi (6,805.4/km2)
  2010 census
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)

Oriente is one of the 18 barrios of the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is composed of 3 subbarrios: Borinquen, López Sicardó, and San José. Before 1951, it was a barrio of the former municipality of Rio Piedras. In 2010, it had a population of 31,374. It is surrounded by the barrios of Sabana Llana Norte to the east, Sabana Llana Sur to the south, Hato Rey Central and Hato Rey Norte to the west, and Santurce barrio and the San Jose Lagoon to the north.


Oriente is subdivided into 3 "sub-barrios" or sectores:

  • Borínquen
  • López Sicardó
  • San José


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 39,857
1990 37,621 −5.6%
2000 34,799 −7.5%
2010 31,374 −9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1899 (shown as 1900) 1910-1930
1930-1950 1980-2000 2010
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