San Juan


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San Juan

 (săn wän′, sän hwän′)
1. A city of northwest Argentina west of Córdoba. Founded in 1562, it was moved to its present site in the 1590s.
2. The capital and largest city of Puerto Rico, in the northeast part of the island on the Atlantic Ocean. Settled by Ponce de León in 1508-1509, it was attacked by English buccaneers in the 1590s and sacked by the Dutch in 1625. American forces took control of the city during the Spanish-American War (1898).
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San Juan

(Spanish saŋ ˈxwan)
n
1. (Placename) the capital and chief port of Puerto Rico, on the NE coast; University of Puerto Rico; manufacturing centre. Pop: 433 733 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a city in W Argentina: almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1944. Pop: 455 000 (2005 est)
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San Juan

(ˌsæn ˈwɑn, ˈʰwɑn)
n.
1. the capital of Puerto Rico, on the NE coast. 431,227.
2. a city in W Argentina. 352,691.
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Noun1.San Juan - the capital and largest city of Puerto RicoSan Juan - the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Porto Rico, Puerto Rico, PR - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
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Philip took it up and saw that it was a volume of Spanish verse, the poems of San Juan de la Cruz, and as he opened it a sheet of paper fell out.
"Well, you know all about San Juan de la Cruz, don't you?"
In approaching this deserted mission-house from the south, the traveller passes over the mountain of San Juan, supposed to be the highest peak in the Californias.
Those who like to lay down the History-book, and to speculate upon what MIGHT have happened in the world, but for the fatal occurrence of what actually did take place (a most puzzling, amusing, ingenious, and profitable kind of meditation), have no doubt often thought to themselves what a specially bad time Napoleon took to come back from Elba, and to let loose his eagle from Gulf San Juan to Notre Dame.
Services from San Juan to St Thomas are scheduled to leave at 08:25 and 15:15 and arrive in St Thomas at 08:53 and 15:43 respectively, return flights will leave at 09:30 and 17:30 and arrive back in San Juan at 09:59 and 17:59 respectively.
ONE OF THE MOST storied cultural celebrations in South America, the festival of San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist), will take place this June in Barlovento.
Earthbound foodservice: Earthbound Farm, headquartered in San Juan Bautista, Calif., has acquired neighboring Pride of San Juan's manufacturing operations and will expand into the foodservice market with specialty salads, herbs and edible flowers.
The religious fiestas include the much-loved San Juan and Diablos Danzantes (Dancing Devils) and were historically intended for the worship of Catholic saints.
His 26-unit apartment building, in the port town of San Juan del Sur near the Costa Rican border, will cost US$3 million to develop.
Puerto Rico's capital of San Juan is an cruise-ship stop--and pre-/post-cruise stayover city--in every way.
Upon arrival at El Conquistador (an hour ride from San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport), my bags are taken to the private enclave atop a 300-foot bluff called Las Casitas Village, a colorful collection of two-story townhouses with private balconies fashioned in the architectural style of Old San Juan.

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