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Municipalities of Puerto Rico
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There are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the United States Government, but Puerto Rico has 78 municipalities or "municipios" at the secondary order. For U.S. Census purposes, the municipalities are equivalent to a counties[1]. They are conveniently grouped into eight electoral districts, which do not possess administrative functions. In 1991, the Autonomous Municipalities of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico act was created as a strategy for the decentralizing and the improving government services to the people.

The municipalities elect a Mayor and a legislative assembly in the general elections every 4 years.

Alphabetical list of municipalities

List of mayors of each municipality

The Municipal Amalgamation Proposal

A Puerto Rican legislator has proposed a bill that would reduce to twenty the 78 municipalities currently making up the Island. The bill calls for a referendum to take place on June 13, 2010, and which would let the people decide on the matter.[2] Puerto Rico's proposed municipal consolidation

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North Region

San Juan (expanded)

  • San Juan
  • Trujillo Alto

Bayamón (expanded)

  • Bayamón
  • Cataño
  • Guaynabo

Toa Baja (expanded)

  • Toa Baja
  • Dorado
  • Naranjito
  • Toa Alta

Vega Baja (expanded)

  • Vega Baja
  • Corozal
  • Morovis
  • Orocovis
  • Vega Alta

Manatí (expanded)

  • Manatí
  • Barceloneta
  • Ciales
  • Florida

Arecibo (expanded)

  • Arecibo
  • Camuy
  • Hatillo
  • Quebradillas

West Region

Aguadilla (expanded)

  • Aguadilla
  • Aguada
  • Isabela
  • Moca
  • Rincón

San Sebastián (expanded)

  • San Sebastián
  • Las Marías
  • Lares

Mayagüez (expanded)

  • Mayagüez
  • Añasco
  • Hormigueros

San Germán (expanded)

  • San Germán
  • Cabo Rojo
  • Lajas

Yauco (expanded)

  • Yauco
  • Guánica
  • Maricao
  • Sabana Grande

South Region

Utuado (expanded)

  • Utuado
  • Adjuntas
  • Jayuya

Ponce (expanded)

  • Ponce
  • Guayanilla
  • Peñuelas

Juana Díaz (expanded)

  • Juana Díaz
  • Coamo
  • Santa Isabel
  • Villalba

Cayey (expanded)

  • Cayey
  • Aibonito
  • Barranquitas
  • Cidra
  • Comerío

Guayama (expanded)

  • Guayama
  • Arroyo
  • Patillas
  • Salinas

East Region

Caguas (expanded)

  • Caguas
  • Aguas Buenas
  • Gurabo
  • Juncos
  • San Lorenzo

Humacao (expanded)

  • Humacao
  • Las Piedras
  • Maunabo
  • Naguabo
  • Yabucoa

Fajardo (expanded)

  • Fajardo
  • Ceiba
  • Culebra
  • Luquillo
  • Vieques

Carolina (expanded)

  • Carolina
  • Canóvanas
  • Loíza
  • Río Grande

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