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Cupey is the largest barrio in the municipality of San Juanmarker, and the third most populous with 36,659 inhabitants according to Census 2000. The territorial land area of Cupey is 7.49 square miles (19.40 km²). It is bounded by the municipality of Caguasmarker to the South, by the municipality of Trujillo Altomarker to the East, by the barrios of Caimito and Monacillo to the West, and by the barrios of El Cinco and Sabana Llana Sur to the North. Between 1990 and 2000 Cupey experienced a 17.98% in population growth making it the biggest population gainer of any barrio in San Juan.

History

The ward of Cupey was a former ward of the disapeared town of Rio Piedras, and was divided by the wards of Cupey Alto (Cupey Upward) and Cupey Bajo (Cupey Downward). In 1956, the Puerto Rico Legislature integated the town of Rio Piedras to the town of San Juan. Today, Cupey is the biggest ward in San Juan in territorial terms.

Geography

The Cupey ward is 7.49 square miles (19.40 km²). Its bound to the nort by the San Juan wards of El Cinco along State Road PR-176, and by Sabana Llana Sur in the Venus Gardens neighborhood. Form the south is bound by the town of Caguas starting in the itersection of state roads PR-176 and PR-175. From the east is bound by the town of Trujillo Alto along state road PR-199. From the west is bound by the San Juan wards of Caimito, starting at the intersection of state road PR-199 and state highway PR-52, and by Monacillo starting in the intersection of state road PR-1 and state highway PR-52. Its population in 2000 was 36,659. Its compose by many neighborhoods, these are:




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