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Ponce



Introduction of Ponce
Commercial and industrial city, 4 mi from its Caribbeanport of Playa, S Puerto Rico. One of the oldestEuropean cities in the New World, it was founded inthe early 16th century. Once a colony of Spain, it wasnamed after Puerto Rico's first governor, Ponce deLeon (1509-12). It has an 18th-century fort and aSpanish cathedral.Commercial and industrial city, 4 mi from its Caribbeanport of Playa, S Puerto Rico. One of the oldestEuropean cities in the New World, it was founded inthe early 16th century. Once a colony of Spain, it wasnamed after Puerto Rico's first governor, Ponce deLeon (1509-12). It has an 18th-century fort and aSpanish cathedral.

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