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Municipio Autónomo de Villalba
Town and Municipality
Walter McK. Jones School in Villalba
Walter McK. Jones School in Villalba
Flag of Villalba
Coat of arms of Villalba
Coat of arms
"Ciudad de los Avancinos", "Ciudad del Gandul", "Ciudad de los Lagos", "Ciudad del Cooperativismo"
Anthem: "A las orillas del Río Jacaguas"
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Villalba Municipality
Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Villalba Municipality
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Founded 1917
 • Total 37.69 sq mi (97.61 km2)
 • Land 37 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Total 22,093
 • Density 586.22/sq mi (226.340/km2)
Demonym(s) Villalbeños
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 787/939
Major routes PR secondary 143.svg PR secondary 149.svg PR secondary 150.svg PR secondary 151.svg

Villalba, originally known as Villa Alba, is town and municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central region, northeast of Juana Díaz; south of Orocovis; and west of Coamo. Villalba is spread over 6 barrios and Villalba Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Villalba was founded in 1917 by José Ramón Figueroa y Rivera and Walter McJones. Its current mayor is the Hon. Luis Javier Hernàndez.


  • Guayabal Lake
  • Toa Vaca Lake
  • Toro Negro Forest Reserve



  • Caonillas Abajo
  • Caonillas Arriba
  • Hato Puerco Abajo
  • Hato Puerco Arriba
  • Limon
  • Mogote
  • La Pulga
  • Tamarindo
  • Vista Alegre
  • Vacas
  • Villalba Abajo
  • Villalba Arriba
  • La Vega
  • Hatíllo
  • Jovitos
  • Camarones
  • Dajaos
  • La Sierrita
  • Palmarejo
  • El Semil
  • Urb. Las Alondras
  • Borinquen


Landmarks and places of interest

  • Doña Juana Water Fall
  • Guayabal Lake
  • La Corona Hill
  • Toa Vaca Lake
  • Toro Negro Forest Reserve
  • Biblioteca Pública
  • Centro de Bellas Artes Hon. Adrian Rosado
  • Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora del Carmen


Festivals and events

  • Matron Celebrations - July
  • Puerto Rico Marathon - July
  • Areyto Festival - November
  • Carlos Báez Marathon - December
  • Festival del ñame y carne frita- November
  • Celebración del centenario- Abril 2017



Four horizontal, unequal stripes in width, that from top to bottom have the following order: green, white, green and yellow. In the immediate side to the flagstaff, in the superior stripe, appears, in white color, the star of the shield.



  • Coffee, green pigeon peas.


  • Manufacturing of aluminum packaging and electrical and electronic machinery, nutritional products, medical devices, and others.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 13,040
1930 11,847 −9.1%
1940 12,871 8.6%
1950 14,972 16.3%
1960 16,239 8.5%
1970 18,733 15.4%
1980 20,734 10.7%
1990 23,559 13.6%
2000 27,913 18.5%
2010 26,073 −6.6%
2020 22,093 −15.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1930-1950 1960-2000 2010 2020


  • Villalba School District (Puerto Rico Department of Education)
  • Puerto Rico Criminal Justice College- Villalba Campus (Puerto Rico Police Academy)


There are 23 bridges in Villalba.

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