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[ah-gwuh-dee-uh; Spanish ah-gwah-th ee-yah] /ˌɑ gwəˈdi ə; Spanish ˌɑ gwɑˈði yɑ/
a seaport in NW Puerto Rico. Unabridged
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town, northwestern Puerto Rico. The town is a port on a wide bay formed on the south by the hills of Punta Higuero (Jiguera) and on the north by Punta Borinquen, the northwestern corner of the island. It was established as a town in 1775 and elevated to the royal rank of villa in 1861. The town is a processing and trading centre for a prosperous agricultural hinterland; products include cigars and straw hats. The town has an airport and a regional college of the University of Puerto Rico. Pop. (2000) town, 16,776; (2000) urban agglom., 299,086.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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