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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).

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)

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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